CareerSpark Volunteers Needed

CareerSpark Volunteers Needed

CareerSpark is set to begin in just over a month (October 23-24), and there are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer for both days. We are looking for a wide variety of volunteers. There is something for everyone! The remaining…

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Peoria Leads Nation In Wage Growth

Peoria Leads Nation in Wage Growth

According to a report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today, Peoria county saw the largest increase in average weekly wages, for the first quarter of 2018. Peoria topped the list in both dollar amount increase and percentage increase.…

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Get Registered For CareerSpark!

Get Registered for CareerSpark!

The deadline to register for the 2nd annual CareerSpark is fast approaching. CareerSpark is an interactive, multi-industry career expo open to all 8th grade students in our region.  Through hands-on exhibits, this event helps spark students’ interest in the exciting…

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Get Ready For IGNITE Peoria!

Get Ready for IGNITE Peoria!

Join Ignite Peoria as they showcase hundreds of local makers, musicians, artists, innovators, dancers, and actors on Saturday, August 11 at 9AM. This is a FREE & fun experience for the whole family! Explore the interactive events map here. Full details at www.ignitepeoria.com.

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Resident Grocery Survey

Resident Grocery Survey

How can access to healthy foods be increased where grocery stores have closed? What grocery business models can last? If you live in 61603 or 61605, your input is critical in making informed decisions about food access & grocery business.…

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The Role Of The GPEDC

The Role of the GPEDC

Check out this great interview with our CEO, Chris Setti. He discusses the role of the EDC as well as our roots, on the "Tarter Source" with Steve Tarter of the Peoria Journal Star. Be sure to give a listen…

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GPEDC Attends SelectUSA Summit

GPEDC Attends SelectUSA Summit

Kim Uhlig, our Director of Business Attraction, returned to the SelectUSA Summit in Washington, DC this June. Over 1200 international attendees from 66 foreign markets attended. This was our fourth year attending and we were part of the Intersect Illinois booth. Kim…

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