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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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Monday, May 4, 2015

Van Mill, Bennett Present at IEZA Spring Conference

Economic Alliance of Kankakee County President and CEO Mike Van Mill and McColly Bennett Commercial broker Jeff Bennett presented at the Spring Conference of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association (IEZA), held April 29 to May 1 in Springfield.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Screening of Documentary Film “Maker” April 20

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County, ONU’s Catalyst Innovation Center and the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium will host a screening of the award-winning documentary film “Maker” on Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Van Drunen Farms Expansion Underway

One of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of natural, conventional and organic, whole-food fruit, vegetable, herb and other specialty ingredients is considerably expanding its Momence, Illinois, operational footprint.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Health Care Sector Vibrant in Kankakee County

The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world, at an estimated 17.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013, according to Deloitte Development’s “2015 Health Care Providers Outlook.”

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

EnterpriseU Class of 2015 Announced

A total of 18 aspiring and expanding small business owners have entered the 2015 edition of Kankakee County’s EnterpriseU Entrepreneurs Boot Camp & Business Plan Competition.

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