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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Greater Peoria EDC Seeking CEO

Greater Peoria EDC Seeking CEO

The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, a nonprofit organization serving a five county region in central Illinois, is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead its efforts to grow, strengthen, and diversify Greater Peoria. The Chief Executive Officer is…

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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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Communities Of Change

Communities of Change

Originally published in the August 2017 issue of iBi Magazine. by Brent Baker, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council The initial success of Pathways is a promising demonstration of our capacity to embrace change to meet the challenges ahead. I first…

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Team GP Spotlight: Kathie Brown

Team GP Spotlight: Kathie Brown

University of Illinois Extension has played an invaluable role in the development of our state’s rural communities since its establishment over 100 years ago.  That story is no different here in Greater Peoria, thanks to devoted University of Illinois Extension…

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