Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois' Economy
10:19 am
Thu July 3, 2014

"Poaching" Not In Blueprint For Illinois Job Growth

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 5:37 am

Illinois' economy was slow to feel the effects of the Great Recession, and has been slow to recover from it. The state's Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is submitting a five-year plan to the General Assembly, with suggestions for business growth and more state spending.

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Rehabbing Roofs and Siding
3:52 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Colchester Homeowners to Get Grant Money

Before (A CDAP grant house - in Astoria)
WIRC

Thanks to a state grant, one part of Colchester might soon look a good deal better.

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Per Capita Personal Income up in McDonough County
1:19 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

New Data Shows Higher Incomes in the Tri States

WIU Economics Professor Bill Polley

Recent numbers indicate the economy might be picking up steam in the tri states.
The Illinois Department  of Commerce and Economic Opportunity reports per capita personal income in McDonough county rose five-percent…and it increased seven-percent in Hancock County.

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Headed Overseas in December
4:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Galesburg Trade Delegation to Indonesia

Mayor Sal Garza
Credit Rich Egger

Mayor Sal Garza, Global Strategies Director Gary Camarano, and representatives from 10-12 of the region’s companies will take part in a trade mission to Indonesia.

Most of them will begin the trip on Monday, December 3. Garza will join them a day later after overseeing the December 3 city council meeting. Aldermen will be asked that night to approve the city’s 2013 budget.

Garza has a couple goals for the trip.

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Cuba Middle-Senior High
3:44 pm
Sun February 19, 2012

Students Studying Wind Power

A central Illinois wind farm

Winds farms are dotting the landscape across Illinois, and now wind energy is working its way into school curriculum.
 
A new Illinois Wind Energy Program is being offered in three Central Illinois school  districts, including Cuba Middle-Senior High in Fulton County. The program is free of charge through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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