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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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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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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Partner Recognition: United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties

Now more than ever, community partners are an integral part of Kankakee County’s resiliance and growth. n 2020, United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties – with our Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley – generated and distributed more than $600,000 for emergency Covid-19 relief. While this work continues, our United Way is mission driven to serve our residential and business community each and every day by investing in the strategic areas of: youth success; economic mobility; and access to health services.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Bourbonnais Establishes North Convent Business District

Village of Bourbonnais trustees on October 19 approved the creation of the 145-acre “North Convent St. Business District.” The district encompasses 93 parcels, including 75 commercial and residential properties. A portion of the district includes the Community Campus planning area.

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