April 24, 2024 8:00am-11:00am

Economic Development Forum

About the Event


The Catalyst for Change: Economic Development Forum

The Economic Development Forum is an annual event organized by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC). It serves as a platform for stakeholders to assess, design, and celebrate the economy of the Greater Peoria region. This event stems from our commitment to nurturing an economic environment that fosters growth and innovation. The Economic Development Forum will be an important gathering where community and business leaders can better understand regional economic dynamics and GPEDC’s role in shaping them.

This year’s inaugural event is distinguished by the presence of our keynote speaker, Jay A. Garner, a respected economic development consultant and co-author of the Amazon bestseller “Economic Development Is [STILL] Not For Amateurs!” Mr. Garner’s address promises to offer a blend of insightful analysis and practical strategies for economic growth. His expertise in combining theoretical knowledge with real-world experience makes his speech a focal point of the event, providing attendees with valuable perspectives on collaborative and proactive economic development.

The Economic Development Forum will be more than an opportunity for discussion; it will be a catalyst for action and collaboration, aiming to drive sustainable economic growth in Greater Peoria.

Your $25 ticket gets you:

  • A chance to hear from Jay Garner about how we can best position Greater Peoria to be competitive and successful in economic development
  • A copy of Jay’s book
  • A continental breakfast
  • An opportunity to network with other business, elected, and community leaders
  • Participation in shaping the future of Greater Peoria

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an expert and learn how you can impact change. Purchase your ticket below to secure your place at the GPEDC Economic Development Forum. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

The Gateway Building

200 Northeast Water Street

Peoria, Illinois 61602


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