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A Message from Our CEO

Greater Peoria EDC harnesses the efforts and resources of its public and private partners to work collectively to accomplish economic development goals that would be difficult to accomplish individually.

Greater Peoria EDC pools and leverages resources from a broad set of diverse stakeholders to ensure the entire region is successful.

Together, we are more effective at sharing our story, taking advantage of opportunities and voicing issues of a collective concern.

Together, we maximize our chances of success.

 

 

Chris Setti
CEO

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News Updates

GPEDC Weekend Update – June 24, 2022

GPEDC Weekend Update – June 24, 2022

Some GPEDC updates to end your week: DCEO Leadership Visit: GPEDC hosted a meeting with local economic development professionals and leaders from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

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24 June 2022
17 June 2022
GPEDC Weekend Update – June 17, 2022

GPEDC Weekend Update – June 17, 2022

Some GPEDC updates to end your week: Central Illinois “Fam” Tour: Our partners at Intersect Illinois, the state’s economic development marketing organization, brought three relocation and expansion consultants (“site selectors”) to

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Defense and Manufacturing in Greater Peoria

Defense and Manufacturing in Greater Peoria

From whiskey brewers to manufacturing giants to the excellent healthcare industry, Greater Peoria has always found a way to stay true to what we do best: Makers! Our manufacturing industry,

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07 June 2022
03 June 2022
GPEDC Weekend Update – June 3, 2022

GPEDC Weekend Update – June 3, 2022

Some GPEDC updates to end your week: Cost of Living: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) is the outfit responsible for compiling the quarterly “Cost of Living Index” for

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GPEDC Weekend Update- May 26, 2022

GPEDC Weekend Update- May 26, 2022

Some GPEDC updates to end your week: April Employment Report: Ugh. One step forward, one step back. The April 2022 employment report released yesterday wasn’t packed with much good news. The

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27 May 2022
24 May 2022
Extra Regional

Extra Regional

Anyone who has read my articles over the past few years knows that I’m a big fan of regionalism. The entire work of Greater Peoria EDC is based on our

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Havana Familiarization Visit

Havana Familiarization Visit

On May 17th, Kathie Brown, our Director of Rural Development and Outreach, and Sally Hanley, Director of Business Assistance, organized a familiarization trip to Havana for various stakeholders. They worked

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23 May 2022
23 May 2022
Looking Ahead- The Future of Illinois Manufacturing

Looking Ahead- The Future of Illinois Manufacturing

On Thursday, May 19th, the Greater Peoria Manufacturing Network (GPMN), the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), and the Illinois Defense Network(IDN)-Peoria Region hosted a group of manufacturers and various stakeholders

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