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The Economic Alliance works diligently to report in a timely manner on things like local business expansion, new business development, new and enhanced development incentives, economic news and other items of interest to our community investors and investor prospects.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

New B2B Grants Available

Application portal opens August 18, 2021 for $250M in Back to Business (B2B) Grants for small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Veterans incentives plentiful in Kankakee County

Ideally situated just 45 minutes south of Downtown Chicago along the I-57 corridor, Kankakee County boasts a diverse mix of an urban and rural lifestyle – offering a suite of business, residential and recreational benefits catering to Veterans.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Fall Job Fair

Extended unemployment benefits are ending soon. Secure your future now at our Fall Job Fair August 26, 2021 from 10am-1pm at Northfield Square Mall. Many employers from the manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, transportation and hospitality industries will be on hand to accept applications and interview applicants. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Job seekers can enter for a chance to win a big screen TV!

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Nucor Named GM Supplier of the Year

Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) was recognized as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for the third year in a row during a virtual ceremony held this morning. Nucor remains the only electric arc furnace steelmaker to receive this award.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Cigna Named Among Top Employers for New Graduates

Recognized by new graduates and young professionals for its workplace culture, advancement opportunities, and compensation and benefits, Cigna was named a 2021 Top Employer for New Graduates by Forbes, and ranked higher than its health care industry peers.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Human Resources Needs Assessment Survey

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County works to improve all aspects of our community in attracting, retaining and growing development to our area, specifically by collaboratively working with our business, education and workforce sectors.

One focus is to support our primary employer’s efforts to retain and attract talent. Human resource departments – be it a single person or an entire unit – are critical in the workplace.

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Seeking Student Intern

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is seeking a student intern to assist our office in coordinating county-wide economic development initiatives.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

DOW named to 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Midland, MI – Dow has earned a place on the Great Place to Work® and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, for the first time, ranking #99. Dow is only one of three manufacturing companies to make the list and is the only materials science company.

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