Heartland board chair joins economic development group

Submitted by Denise Molina on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 7:16am Heartland Partnership Board chair Mark Spenny is joining a committee to help create an asset-based Community Economic Development Plan. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission approved…

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Tarter: A palace coup on regional growth

By STEVE TARTER Journal Star Posted Aug 05, 2012 @ 01:00 AM PEORIA —Economic development, often a hot topic, came to a boil in Peoria last week. In rapid order, here was the sequence of events: After months of preparation,…

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Economic panel: Jobs are going unfilled

Regional economic development committee holds first meeting By STEVE TARTER of the Journal Star Posted Aug 09, 2012 @ 09:43 PM PEORIA —Calling the challenge to build economic development in central Illinois a journey, a new steering committee set off…

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Foundation Meeting Media

WMBD1470 has three versions of the story. All are attached in MPEG. New Regional Economic Effort Begins What started out as an economic development consultant's study about the central Illinois region, has now turned into the beginning of a new…

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Mason County signs on for economic development plan

By KEN HARRIS GateHouse News Service Posted Jul 10, 2012 @ 11:40 PM HAVANA —The courtship between Mason County and the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission began recently, when the county board approved a contract in June to participate in the…

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Tri-County development needs ‘dramatic change’

Study submits five recommendations for the Regional Planning Commission to make area more attractive to business By CHRIS KAERGARD OF THE JOURNAL STAR Posted Jul 09, 2012 @ 08:56 PM PEORIA —A broad coalition of business and government leaders will…

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