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
 

 

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