Magnificent Main Streets In Greater Peoria

Magnificent Main Streets in Greater Peoria

The downtown districts of Greater Peoria’s small towns contain a wealth of history, character, and well-built environments designed to last for generations.  But many of these communities face numerous challenges when it comes to attracting or retaining businesses and residents…

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Team GP Spotlight: Ron Hills – Havana, IL

Team GP Spotlight: Ron Hills – Havana, IL

Historical perspective lends Ron Hills an advantage as the economic development coordinator in Havana, IL.  As a life-long resident of the city of 3,200 sitting along the Illinois River in Mason County, he possesses an intimate knowledge of the community.…

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A Working Definition Of “Startup”

A Working Definition of “Startup”

Originally published in the September 2017 issue of iBi Magazine. by Randon Gettys, Director of Startup GP Startups are different from business starts and new small businesses. I often wonder what hearing the word startup evokes for those who hear it.…

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