Keystart Application Deadline March 31

Keystart Application Deadline March 31

What are you waiting for!? Get over to www.startuppeoria.com/keystart right now to apply for a chance to participate in the upcoming Keystart!  This year the program includes a three-week pre-accelerator before the pitch competition to help participants polish their plans…

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Getting Ready For Hannover!

Getting Ready for Hannover!

By Kim Uhlig, Director of Business Attraction Next month, I will be heading to Hanover Germany to promote Greater Peoria at the largest trade fair for industrial technology in the world, Hanover Messe. The event attracts 250,000 visitors and over…

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Young Business Owner Invests In First Expansion!

Young Business Owner Invests in First Expansion!

By Sally Hanley, Director of Business Assistance Zimmerman Detailing and Power Wash recently invested $430,000 to expand into a brand new 7,500 square-foot facility in Goodfield, Illinois.  The company, offering detailing and power washing service for commercial vehicles, has grown…

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Illinois To Help Generate Business Leads

Illinois to Help Generate Business Leads

By Kim Uhlig, Director of Business Attraction At the end of January, officials from the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) along with Andria Winters, President of Intersect Illinois, met with the Greater Peoria Attraction Team.…

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Existing Businesses Report Growth And Needs

Existing Businesses Report Growth and Needs

By Sally Hanley, Director of Business Assistance Each year, I get to meet with 100 of our regional employers to understand their progress, challenges, and future plans, and to provide assistance whenever possible. The visits are a part of our…

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