Six airports have received Airport of the Year awards from the Illinois Department of Transportation, including the Greater Kankakee Airport honored with the General Aviation Airport of the Year Award for airports with a runway greater than 5,000 feet.
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.
The Makers on the Move Bus Tour across Illinois will make a stop at CSL Behring in Bradley come October 10.
The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County seeks to recognize a distinguished individual, business or organization that has demonstrated positive and impactful sustainable development in the region.
KANKAKEE COUNTY CEO is geared to strengthen our workforce, enhance the partnerships with our employers and high schools, and help our community grow and prosper. The CEO program is spearheaded by the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship and is in more than 280 schools across the US. It has proven to help students enter the business world and with entrepreneurship. We are excited to launch this in Kankakee County to start the 2023 school year. Three local high schools are already committed including Bishop McNamara, Momence High School and Grant Park High School.
ComEd has been recognized again for its leading role in supporting economic growth and job creation across northern Illinois, according to new rankings today by Site Selection Magazine, which named ComEd as one of the Top 20 utilities in economic development. Selected from more than 3,300 electric companies across the country, ComEd is among the top 1 percent of all utilities in attracting new businesses, jobs and investments.
From cost of living, to a push for renewable energy, to why we don’t yet have a Portillo’s in Kankakee County, Angela Morrey dives deep into what economic development is and what it means for our area.
Kankakee County ranks #5 in the US for manufacturing hubs, according to Business Facilities Magazine 2022 Metro Rankings Report. The magazine annually recognizes metro areas and cities of all sizes for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors.
Manufacturing is integral to the story of Kankakee County, Illinois and our nation. In Kankakee County alone, the manufacturing industry alone outputs $5B annually, and accounts for 20% of the economy.