Rural Development

GPEDC works with the region’s rural and small towns to identify economic development opportunities and challenges and connect them to our programs and our numerous community and economic development partners and resources. 

Diversification and innovation

GPEDC will work with rural and small towns to identify economic development opportunities and challenges and connect them with the appropriate resources; increase participation in regional initiatives for workforce development, entrepreneurship and innovation, business development and attraction, and marketing; work with the agriculture community to increase on-farm diversification and innovation and develop regional agriculture supply chains.

GP Farm Forum in Manito

How to get involved with this

Food Systems

Learn about fresh food iniatives and ongoing discussions in our region. Learn more.

Learn about incentives

See what financial and community resources are available to help your business grow.

Request a visit

Contact us and let us know what obstacles you are facing and we will help you strategize for growth.

Contact Tory Today

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Tory Dahlhoff

Director of Rural Development
tdahlhoff@greaterpeoriaedc.org
309-495-5975