2017 GP Meetup – Great Partner Awards

2017 GP Meetup – Great Partner Awards

Thank you to everyone that came out to the 2017 GP Meetup!  We had a great turnout, watched some fun presentations, and enjoyed a mac & cheese bar with our friends and partners.  We hope you learned something about our progress, current…

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2017-2018 GP Talent Forecast

2017-2018 GP Talent Forecast

We had a great turnout for the first GP Talent Forecast!  Thank you to everyone that attended and for your interest in helping us align the workforce development efforts in Greater Peoria.  Over 100 regional educators, economic development professionals, elected officials…

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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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