The Kankakee-Bradley Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which shares boundaries with Kankakee County, continued to experience the strongest job growth in the state of Illinois in April over the last year.
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 Economic Alliance has released its Q2 2015 advertisement for publication. The 10″ x 7″ ad reinforces Kankakee County’s distinction as #1 Small Metro in Illinois for economic vitality and job growth according to Milken Institute and #9 Small Metro for Cost of Doing Business nationwide according to Forbes.
The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County announces that Nicor Gas, an AGL Resources Company, has formally invested in its 2015 program of work. The utility’s donation of $4,000 supports operations and programming for Kankakee County’s umbrella 501(c)(6) public-private economic development organization.
The Coalition for Hope & Excellence in Education (CHEE) – Kankakee County’s workforce development collaborative – has announced its board of directors.
The Village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, in partnership with the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County and the villages of Bradley and Manteno, invites qualified consultant teams with experience in developing comprehensive feasibility studies for industrial/commercial development to submit a written response to this Request for Proposals (RFP).
Jesse Erickson, Director of Catalyst Innovation Center in Bradley, Illinois, is pursuing an Incubator Management Certificate from the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA).
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.
The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County participated in a broad-based coalition that traveled to Springfield on Tuesday, April 14.
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.
Iconic Midwest condiment producer Plochman’s Mustard continues to expand its core mustard products, adding production lines, new shifts and more than 20 new employees in 2014-15 at its Manteno, Illinois, headquarters.