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JWCC, JDub Academy to offer Summer STEM Camp

Monday, May 14, 2018

QUINCY -- John Wood Community College will offer, in conjunction with JDub Academy, Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Summer STEM Camp, a program focused on manufacturing...
Illinois economy in 'slow stable' growth

Monday, May 07, 2018

URBANA — The Illinois economy remains in slow stable growth, reflecting a strong national economy, according to the latest University of Illinois Flash Index. The index...
Local Realtor receives state honor

Thursday, March 01, 2018

A real estate broker from Jacksonville has been named the 2018 Illinois Realtor of the Year by the Illinois Realtors association. Michael D. Oldenettel, managing broker...
Greene elected president of Burrus Brothers

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tim Greene has been named as the new president of Burrus Brothers and Associated Growers. He succeeds his father-in-law, Tom Burrus, who died in October. Greene...
Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Illinois

Monday, February 26, 2018

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -The most recent Illinois jobs report shows the state gained thousands of manufacturing jobs. Knapheide is one of several companies located in Quincy...
Women learn farming in Extension course

Monday, February 26, 2018

More and more women are learning about the complexities of farming as they become active business partners in agricultural operations. One of the ways they’re learning...
Computer programmers talk about communication

Friday, January 05, 2018

A software programmer and a former improvisational comedian-turned-programmer spent time stressing to students at Illinois School for the Deaf the importance of communication and understanding. ISD periodically...
It’s your business

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Kays, a Jacksonville resident, earned the national gold-level Technician of the Year award for his work in the technical operations field. Kays has been employed...
Salon brings microblading trend to town

Friday, December 29, 2017

Zen Nails has opened at 1111 W. Morton Ave., Suite 12, and in addition to doing manicures, pedicures and makeup, its staff is offering microblading. Microblading,...
Tourism in area generated $157.1M in 2016

Monday, October 09, 2017

The latest numbers from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity indicate that tourism generated $157.1 million in travel spending and $5 million in...
Manufacturing Innovation

Monday, October 02, 2017

The manufacturing industry is growing in the I-72 Corridor due to our low-cost of living and real estate, high-skilled workforce and easy access to major...
Agriculture in the I-72 Opportunity Corridor

Monday, September 04, 2017

Illinois ranks #3 in the nation for agricultural exports. Our fertile soil, abundant land, and hard-working people make us a go-to destination for companies in...
Meet Abe in Winchester

Monday, July 31, 2017

Winchester, IL has the distinction of being the location where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous first speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and there is...
Come Home to Pittsfield

Monday, July 24, 2017

There are few small towns in America that can boast of the resources offered to the residents of Pittsfield, IL. Not only do we have...
Building Bridges

Monday, July 17, 2017

Transportation is getting even easier along the I-72 corridor as a new bridge is being built across the Illinois river. In Meredosia, a new $75...
The Little Purple Mosquito Eater

Monday, July 10, 2017

No, we are not kidding when we say that Griggsville, IL is the capital of the nation when it comes to the Purple Martin. The...
Golden Shovel 2017

Friday, July 07, 2017

ILLINOIS WINS 2017 GOLDEN SHOVEL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD FROM AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE. Awarded for the large numbers of high-impact economic development projects that resulted in significant investment...
Millennials in the Workplace: 9 Insights

Friday, July 07, 2017

Industry leaders at a panel during Realcomm revealed how their companies react to the deluge of Millennials in today's workforce, from changing office design trends...
120 Mayors On The Issues Facing Urban America

Friday, July 07, 2017

Analyzing the “State of the City” speeches from urban leaders across the country gives a sense of the challenges and opportunities. Mayors are leading the country...
We’ve Got Water!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Here in Illinois we have not only survived on water but thrived using it! The water of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers have given us...
All About the People

Monday, June 26, 2017

When you come to Jacksonville, IL it is important to note how much we value our people. In fact the city’s slogan is “Where people...
Water for Manufacturing and Agriculture

Monday, June 19, 2017

There are few places in America that have access to both the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Pike County Illinois and the I-72 corridor is one...
Start Your Career Early

Monday, June 12, 2017

At MacMurray College, students are required to participate in a career experience while in school. Not one to throw students into deep water, MacMurray helps...
Career Development – Cheap

Monday, June 05, 2017

Look, going to school can be expensive and so can workforce development programs. If you are looking for work or want a better job, you...
Blazing Fast Internet!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Access to high speed internet has become a defining feature of business, which is why the Illinois Department of Central Management Services is working on...
The Convenience of Two Regional Airports

Monday, May 22, 2017

One of the largest advantages to doing business in West Central IL, is the convenience of having not one but two regional municipal airports at...
A Skilled Workforce Starts Here

Monday, May 15, 2017

Who has time for training? This is something that managers often ask themselves when needing to hire new employees. It can be difficult to find...
Leaders Welcome

Monday, May 08, 2017

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our country and each large corporation started with an idea. Whether a computer company founded in a garage or...
Moving Goods Throughout the USA

Monday, May 01, 2017

Whether you make something or sell something, transportation is key to any business. Can you imagine sitting in gridlock traffic every day or waiting on...
Our Assets Are Top Notch

Monday, April 24, 2017

When your business needs to reach major markets quickly, you need easy access to transportation networks. In West Central Illinois, our assets are top-notch because they...
Meet Employers While in School

Monday, April 17, 2017

No one wants to go to college, graduate, and then have a hard time finding a job. Illinois State University works hard to make sure...
It Pays to Do Business Here!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Do you want, training, lower taxes, or incentives? Who doesn’t? When you locate your business in West Central Illinois there are a variety of incentives...
See Thousands of Cars Per Day

Monday, April 03, 2017

Do you want more exposure for your business? Build on a site that has thousands of cars drive by on a daily basis. This 25-acre...
Starting Your Business in llinois Handbook

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is pleased to provide this Starting Your Business In Illinois Handbook to help you create, operate, or...
Teen Entrepreneurs

Monday, March 27, 2017

In Pike County, we have amazing high school students that are entrepreneurial and ready to lead the next generation. Keeping up with them isn’t easy...
Make Good Hiring Decisions

Monday, March 20, 2017

  One of the biggest challenges that business owners and managers have is finding and hiring the right talent. Hiring people who have the skills to...
Main Street honors business, volunteer

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has received Jacksonville Main Street’s 2016 Business of the Year honor, according to Executive Director Judy Tighe. The award...
Chocolate Milk and Chicken

Monday, March 13, 2017

  When was the last time you had a delicious Nestle chocolate milk? If the very thought of one reminds you of childhood, pay a visit...
We Make Things in Illinois!

Monday, March 06, 2017

  Are you tired of seeing “made in China” on labels? We are too and in West Central Illinois we are doing something about it by...
Access to Fiber Optics and the Airport

Monday, February 20, 2017

If your business demands fast communication speeds, you need a site that is ready for fiber optics. The Pittsfield Industrial Park in Pittsfield, IL is...
Join Bustling South Jacksonville

Monday, February 13, 2017

If you are looking for a prime location near a hotel, gas station, restaurant and sporting complex - you want to be at Village Acres...
Looking for a 1031 Exchange?

Monday, February 06, 2017

If you are in search of a development site for your business and want to take advantage of a 1031 exchange, you can with the...
Location, Location, Location!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Location is critical in commercial real estate. Where you are located determines how easy it is to get goods and services to your customers, whether...
County approves agreement for industrial park

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Morgan County Commission has approved the purchase of land east of Jacksonville to establish a new industrial park. The board on Monday gave its support...
Find Your Next Location!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Relocating your business does not have to be difficult and with LocationOne Real Estate Tools from the I-72 Opportunity Corridor it isn’t! Commercial real estate...
Save Money, Make Money

Monday, January 16, 2017

Economic development corporations do their work behind the scenes so unless you have directly worked with one, you may not realize how much they can...
Funding and Job Creation

Monday, January 09, 2017

Have you heard of the Pike County Accommodations Tax Funding Program? This is one of the grants currently being promoted by the Pike County Economic...
Work and Stay in Pike County

Monday, January 02, 2017

It’s beautiful here and business is thriving, in part due to the ongoing efforts of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to...
Home ‘sharing’ drawing money, but also concern

Friday, December 30, 2016

Home-sharing company AirBnB said Illinois hosts pulled in $73 million in supplemental income this year, hosting more than 430,000 bookings. “It’s been convenient to have some...
Routt names development director

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bridget English has been appointed as the new development/enrollment director for Routt Catholic High School. Click here for the complete article.
Come to Barry!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Barry, Illinois has the charm of a historic city but with direct access to I-72, they are increasingly progressive. In addition to fabulous local festivals...
A Partner to Help You Grow

Monday, December 12, 2016

Creating vibrant businesses and improving the quality of life in Jacksonville is what the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce is all about. If you want...
Connect and Stay Up-to-Date

Monday, December 05, 2016

Do you want an inside look at what is happening in West Central Illinois? Go beyond what you can read in the news by connecting...
Check Out Our New Website!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The I-72 Opportunity Corridor has launched a new website that is full of business and community resources. This is your one-stop destination for information about...
Sports complex nearing completion

Monday, November 28, 2016

Workers are putting the finishing touches on a 22,000-square-foot sports complex that, among other things, will feature an indoor golf center, two multisport courts and...
New Passavant CEO discusses future of hospital

Friday, November 11, 2016

Future Passavant Area Hospital president and CEO Harry Schmidt is excited to get to work. Schmidt, the Vice President of Facilities Management at Memorial Health System,...
Old-time farming ways on display

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Steam-powered machinery once drove the American economy. And one place that was evident for about 50 years was down on the farm. “Steam power replaced horse...
Wean-to-market hog barn allows diversity

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Livestock has been a mainstay on the Winkelman farm near Concord for many years. Now, a new hog barn is helping keep another generation of...
City rolling out red carpet for indie film

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Jacksonville will be rolling out the red carpet for the premiere of “Proximity,” an independent film with a Midwestern flair. The character-driven romantic comedy features Ella,...
East-West All-Star

Monday, February 29, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Upstate New York got an early Valentine this month when home-grown multinational Athenex, an oncology pharmaceutical company, announced it would create 1,400...
The Cellular Approach

Monday, February 29, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Canada aims to get its fair share of the enormously promising stem-cell therapy sector. In January, GE Healthcare, the Federal Economic Development Agency...
Why Clusters Matter

Monday, February 29, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine The plant and life sciences cluster in Greater St. Louis continues to blossom, with roots that extend well beyond the US. Corporate investments...
Mixed-Use Development

Monday, February 29, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Countries across the globe are experiencing a major population shift from suburban to urban settings. As cities prepare to accept an anticipated...
Briefly Bio

Monday, February 29, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine MediSapiens Ltd., a Finnish developer and provider of Bio-IT solutions for research and biomedicine, is one of seven partners in a new...
Half a World Away

Monday, February 22, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine You may be there to solve global problems, but attending the annual World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, generally obliges...
The Main Ingredient

Monday, February 22, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine It took riding out the Great Recession for ADP leaders to learn just how much they could grow in El Paso, Texas....
We Can’t Wait

Monday, February 22, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Google’s Christmas present to Tennessee came on December 22nd, when it announced a $600-million data center at the former Hemlock Semiconductor site...
Signs of Progress

Monday, February 22, 2016

By SIte Selection Magazine If manufacturing’s $2-trillion contribution to the US economy were a country, it would be the ninth-largest economy in the world, US Commerce...
Energy Matters

Monday, February 22, 2016

By SIte Selection Magazine The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, is supporting the government of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh...
Decades in the Making

Monday, February 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Why have more than 2,900 foreign companies already established operations in Nuevo León? If Mexico was their intended market, only in this...
MORE Than a Feeling

Monday, February 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Kochava is a software company providing its clients with tracking and analytics measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on mobile devices. And...
Not Playing Games

Monday, February 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine Got a great idea for a video game? The odds are there’s already a video game studio or publishing company nearby, or...
Time = Money

Monday, February 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine China's trillion-dollar Silk Road plan is steeped in historical precedent going back to the Han dynasty two millennia ago. The way forward...
Are You On the Bus or Off the Bus?

Monday, February 08, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine In February 2010, electric bus maker Proterra, then based in Colorado, announced it had chosen Greenville, S.C., as the location for a...
Pyramid Power

Monday, February 01, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine A timely real estate deal paved the way for Nevada-based technology company Switch to pull the trigger on a $5-billion data center...
Solving the Workforce Puzzle

Monday, February 01, 2016

By Site Selection Magazine In the January 2015 issue of Site Selection, we asked the top workforce development directors in the 12-state Midwest region to answer...
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Friday, March 30, 2018

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Business park development planned along East Morton Avenue

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Tri-County Community Development Corp. has completed purchase of 82 acres on East Morton Avenue for a new business park. The business park, to be known as the Tri-County Business Park, will be built on the land that was the Roegge family farm.
Ellis Named JREDC President

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A veteran economic development professional has been named to lead the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corp., or JREDC.
I 72 Opportunity Corridor 2 South Main Street Winchester, IL  62694
Phone 217.243.8765 shawnr@e-co-op.com