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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, November 12, 2021

Illinois Black Business Survey

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE), Chicago State University (CSU) and Chicago Urban League (CUL) are conducting a statewide survey to better understand the unique challenges Black business owners across Illinois are facing. We are requesting your participation if you identify as a Black or African American owned business located in Illinois.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Kankakee County’s time to THRIVE

Kankakee County’s thriving manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and pharmaceutical industries are expanding, offering more opportunities for our community.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Wage & Benefit Survey

Take this comprehensive wage and benefits survey to find out how your company measures up with wages, benefits and incentives.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Scholarship Opportunity Through Exelon

Exelon is offering scholarships through their HBCU Corporate Scholars Program for Illinois students pursuing a degree at an accredited HBCU. The deadline to apply is November 12.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Enbridge Renews Commitment to Safer, Cleaner, Affordable Energy

Enbridge is a leading North American energy infrastructure company with a commitment to being a bridge to
a safer, cleaner and affordable energy future. The company released its 2020 Sustainability Report including new environmental, social and governance goals in 2021.

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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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