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Economic Development Professionals

The I-72 Opportunity Corridor relies its skilled economic development professionals to attract and retain jobs and investment. Feel free to reach out to any of our local development professionals for more information about opportunities in the area.

Bonni L. Waters
Vice President, Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development

Bonni has been with the EDC since 1996, now serving as Vice President. Her responsibilities include research, program support, volunteer coordination, bookkeeping and related activities. Bonni collects, analyzes and assembles all data for site and building brochures, community profiles, the industry index, labor surveys, and...

Shawn Rennecker
Economic Development Director

Economic Development

Shawn Rennecker serves as the Economic Development Director for Illinois Electric Cooperative. He is involved with economic development organizations in Pike, Scott, and Morgan Counties. Feel free to email him at

Brenda Middendorf
Pike County Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development

Brenda Middendorf serves as the Director of the Pike County Economic Development Corporation. Feel free to send her an email at

  • (217)-440-5101 Primary Number
Pat VanDeVelde
Scott County Development Corporation

Economic Development

Pat VanDeVelde serves as the President of the Scott County Development Corporation. Feel free to send him an email at

  • 217-742-9595 Primary Number

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I 72 Opportunity Corridor 2 South Main Street Winchester, IL  62694
Phone 217.243.8765