Will County Center for Economic Development
116 N. Chicago St.- Suite 101 - Joliet, IL 60432
tel: 815/723-1800 fax: 815/723-6972
contactus@willcountyced.com
Will County Center for Economic Development - Will County, Illinois

The Will County Center for Economic Development is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization, created by the business community in 1981. Governed by a 50 member board and managed by a professional staff, the CED is responsible for attracting and retaining jobs for Will County.

The CED has been named one of the top 20 economic development organizations in the United States by Site Selection magazine, three times.  This recognition is almost unimaginable given the dire economic layoffs and closings in the early 1980's, including the iconic U.S. Steel, Texaco refinery, Mobil Oil, Caterpillar and others, who left the region in economic shambles.  Local business leaders responded by rallying colleagues and pledging more than $3 million largely from the private sector to develop a four-year plan called "Breaking New Ground!"  This effort was developed from an assessment of the county's strengths and weaknesses and the identification of target industries that best matched the county's considerable assets.  The group launched a national media blitz, hired a well-known economic development professional, and began one of the greatest turn around efforts of the last 30 years.  The CED was dedicated to preserving jobs, building consensus, and getting Will County's story out to potential developers.

For more information about the County of Will, Illinois - please visit www.willcountyillinois.com
 

 

 September 16, 2014
7:00am - 2:00pm

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Hot News

07/22/14 - From the Desk of John Greuling 7/22/14 - Read More....
07/22/14 - Will County Officials urge METRA for more lines - Read More....
07/21/14 -
Union Pacific will work on solution at Elwood crossing
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07/16/14 -
South Suburban Airport could be a cargo leader -
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07/15/14 - House passes short-aterm fix to Highway Trust Fund - Read More...
07/10/14 -
WIA Reauthorization announcement from County Executive -
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07/09/14 - Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana - Read More...
07/01/14 - Quinn's IDOT chief resigns amid patronage questions - Read More....
07/01/14 - IDOT acquires Bult Field, major milestone for South Suburban Airport - Read More....
07/01/14 -
DCEO Releases Five-Year Blueprint for Job Creation and Business Growth
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07/01/14 - DCEO Economic Plan: Executive Summary and Complete Report July 2014 - Download here...
06/24/14 - Illiana Tollway federal approvals delayed by threats to wildlife - Read More....
06/13/14 - Judge says Elwood must stop truck detour - for now   Read More...
06/11/14 - Proposal to let agency borrow to boost Chicago-are freight-rail capacity - Read More...
06/11/14 - Wildlife Concerns Delay Illiana Expressway - Read More....
06/10/14 - Elwood Safety Efforts Clear First Round in Federal Court - Read More...
06/10/14 - CenterPoint Files Suit to Stop Elwood Re-route - Read More...
06/07/14 - Truckers, Business Groups Upset Over Elwood Truck Reroute - Read More....
06/05/14 - Presentation from 6/5/14 Eye Opener - Click Here
05/28/14 - Region to get manufacturing help from federal government - Read More...
05/21/14 - Michelin to Open Huge Distribution Facility in Downstate IL - Read More...
05/14/14 - From the Desk of John Greuling 5/14/14 -
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05/08/14 - State Commits $250M to Illiana Tollway - Read more...
05/06/14 - Will County Signs Contract to Buy Future Courthouse Site - Read More....
05/05/14 - McKay TransCold Launches Refrigerated Boxcar Rail Service Connecting Midwest and West Coast - Read More....
04/27/14 - Dr. Elaine Maimon, GSU President, Receiveds ATHENA Leadership Award - Read More...
04/25/14 - IDOT: South Suburban Airport Plans Moving Right Along - Read More....
04/18/14 - Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Illiana Tollway -
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04/03/14 - Will County Ranks No. 1 in New Housing Starts, Analyst Says - Read More...
04/01/14 - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Will County - Read More...
03/31/14 - Officials unveil plan for economic growth in Will County area  Read More... 
03/26/14 - From the Desk of John Greuling 3/26/14 - Read More...
03/18/14 - New Illinois State Freight Advisory Council Appointed - Read More...

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Upcoming Events


Global Logistics Summit - September 16, 2014

2014 Annual Report to Investors - December 5, 2014

Legislation

The Will County Business Labor Coalition Applauds the Passage of Legislation to Build
the South Suburban Airport through a Public Private Partnership - Read Press Release