Economic Development

Charitable Fund
1:58 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Gaming Revenue Benefits Some Lee County Non-profits

The non-profit Foundation in Lee County awarded $95,000 in grants to 20 of the county's non-profit organizations.

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Small Business
7:17 am
Wed July 2, 2014

CEO Class Coming to Hancock County High Schools

Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

In an effort to grow business, Hancock County is targeting some of its younger residents.

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Developing a Plan of Action
6:43 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Survey Identifies Workforce Needs in Lee County

Credit Lee County Economic Development Group

A new survey of Lee County businesses and industries identifies several factors that could be preventing them from filling key positions.

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Shops of Monmouth Retail Business Competition
2:32 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Monmouth Cultivates Entrepreneurs With Innovation Workshops

Monmouth, Illinois
Credit Flickr Commons / Pete Zarria

The city of Monmouth is hosting two workshops to help people learn tools to succeed in opening their own retail business.

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Planning for Economic Development
12:33 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Carthage Maps Out Goals

Credit TSPR's Rich Egger

Carthage has developed out a strategic plan to boost economic development with the help of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.

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Dustin Berg
6:42 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Promoting Economic Development in Hancock County

The Hancock County Courthouse in Carthage. Berg's office is on the third floor of the building.
Credit Rich Egger

One of the goals for the head of economic development in Hancock County is to get all of the communities on the same page.

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Shops of Monmouth Retail Business Competition
8:32 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Monmouth: Calling All Entrepreneurs

Downtown Monmouth
Credit ross6606 / Flickr Creative Commons

Monmouth is hosting a competition for anyone interested in opening their own retail business. That's any business that will collect sales tax.

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Public-Private Partnership
11:15 am
Wed May 7, 2014

A New Plan for Galesburg Economic Development

Galesburg City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

Aldermen agreed to form a new partnership with the Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association (GREDA).

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Regionalism to be Priority
3:44 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

GREDF Introduces New President

New GREDF President Marcel Wagner, Jr.

The new head of a Quincy-based economic development organization says working regionally is a key to future success.

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Emphasis – November 2
10:02 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg

Cesar Suarez, Ryan Lilly, and Eric Dilts (left to right)
Credit Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guests on Emphasis are Cesar Suarez, Ryan Lilly, and Eric Dilts. They talk about the Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg.

Suarez is the city’s economic development director, Lilly is manager of the Entrepreneurship Center of West Central Illinois (which is located at the SBC), and Dilts is the sustainability director at the SBC.

Dilts said the SBC is a business incubator.

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