Will County CED News
“Illinois is the freight center for the United States and Will County is Illinois’ freight hub”. These words, spoken by Governor Rauner at the announcement of the state’s commitment to support the new Houbolt Road Bridge connecting I-80 with the Intermodal Center, underscores Will County’s dominance in new logistics development in the Midwest. With the addition of a third Amazon.com facility in Romeoville, recent announcements by MOM Brands in Wilmington, Samsung in Elwood, and UPS and RJW Logistics in Lockport Will County it is clear global corporations understand the value proposition of the Inland Port.
The Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) in April 2017 once again is putting a spotlight on this industry at the 10th Annual Global Logistics Summit at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. This year’s theme is Building the Future: Investing in Infrastructure and Talent. The program will have cover trends in international freight movement and impacts on the Midwest, how we are investing in freight transportation infrastructure locally and nationally and recruiting and retaining the workforce necessary to continue to grow the industry.
Speakers include Gregory G. Nadeau, Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration who will speak about the new federal funding to improve freight movement regionally and nationally; Phil Levy, Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs will address the trends in international trade impacting freight movement through the Chicago area; and Ann Schneider former IDOT Secretary to provide an overview of the new Will County Freight Mobility Study.
For more information on the Summit go to: www.willcountyced.com