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 registration not only grants you entry to Peoria’s most anticipated economic event but also treats you to a delicious continental breakfast and a complimentary copy of Jay Garner’s insightful book on economic development.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative event. Purchase your tickets below.

The Gateway Building

200 Northeast Water Street

Peoria, Illinois 61602


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