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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 22, 2022

ComEd Looks to Help Redesign Power Grid

ComEd announced it has launched three new studies to better understand the technical and community challenges and opportunities presented by the clean energy transition envisioned by the newly enacted Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA).

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

New Video Series to Help Small Businesses

The Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) has created a set of resources to help entrepreneurs as they navigate the process of business ownership. The goal is to share easy-to-follow information on basic business concepts that business owners need to know in order to be successful.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Kankakee County Featured in Statewide Campaign

Nicor Gas has embarked on a campaign to promote doing business in Illinois. Kankakee County was selected as an initial focus community. Tim Nugent, President / CEO of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County and Ladonna Russell, Executive Director of the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board are featured here.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

KIFAR & Farm Bureau Host Tire Recycling Event

The Kankakee Iroquois Ford Association of Realtors is partnering with the Kankakee County Farm Bureau to host a tire recycling event Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Kankakee County Fairgrounds. The event will run from 9:00 am- 12:00 Noon.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Program Aids Veterans Interested in Agriculture

The Homegrown by Heroes program allows Illinois farmers, ranchers, fishermen and producers who have served or are still serving in any branch of the U.S. military to use a special logo on the agricultural products they sell to the public. This special designation sets these farmers apart in the market, allowing these heroes’ products to be visible to consumers while giving them the chance to tell their story.

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