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
 

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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
 


Hot News

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....March 26, 2014 - Read More...
03/18/14 - New Illinois State Freight Advisory Council Appointed - Read More...
02/28/14 - Four Teams Compete to Build Indiana Portion of Illiana - Read More...
11/05/13 - Illiana Expressway Planning in High Gear - Read More...
10/02/13 - High-Speed rail can succeed - study by University of Illinois - Read More...
09/27/13 - IDOT, IFA & INDOT how to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Illiana - Read More... 
09/17/13 - Will County's global logistics role explored at conference - Read More...
09/11/13 - Opposition continues to mount against Illiana Expressway - Read More...
09/10/13 - Where are the jobs in Will County - Read More
09/06/13 - EDITORIAL: Illiana Expressway Must go Foward - Read More
08/29/13 - Joliet Cold Storage Facility underway - Read More...
08/06/13 - IL Science & Technology Coalition recently launched Innovation Network Website - Read More...
08/05/13 - Small Business Weekly Connection Newsletter - Read More...
07/31/13 - Int'l Trade Center @ GSU receives '13 Governors Export Award - Read More...
07/29/13 - Braidwood Generating station celebrates its 25th Anniversary - Read More...
07/25/13 - Despite obstacles, airport timetable is optimistic
07/25/13 - Quinn signs Peotone airport bill
07/22/13 - CED supports renewal of Braidwood Nuclear plant license
07/22/13 - South Suburban Project Update from IDOT Director, Susan Shea - Read More...
07/18/13 - CenterPoint acquires Port of Will County Barge Terminal - Read More...
07/18/13 - Presence St. Joseph Medical Center gets top rating from US News - Read More...
07/16/13 - No drawn-out legal battle over Illiana - Read More...
07/10/13 - Conservaton groups oppose Illiana Expressway- Read More...
07/09/13 - Will County ranks fourth in travel spending
07/08/13 - Unemployment rate drops in Will County - Read report
06/24/13 - Gov Quinn and Indiana Gov Pence open business development forum for Illiana Expressway
06/18/13 - Illiana News - click here for June newsletter
06/03/13 - Will County Business Labor Coalition and SSA Legislation - Press Release
05/29/13 - Braidwood & Byron Generating Stations File License Renewal - Read More...
05/15/13 - New Advocate for downtown Joliet hired, Pam Owens - Read More...
05/14/13 - CED announces appointment of Scott Fleming, VP - Press Release
03/14/13 - Hotel and Conference Center proposed for Joliet - May 2013
03/01/13 - Mariano's opens in Frankfort - brings over 400 jobs
02/28/13 - Emerging logistics hot spot - The Midwest (Will County) - Read More...
02/27/13 - JJC breaks ground on City Center Campus
01/21/13 - IDOT and INDOT Recommend B3 Route for Illiana Corridor - Read More...



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Upcoming Events



Economic Report "Housing" - April 3, 2014

Eye Opener - June 5, 2014

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