A new program is coming to Kankakee County high schools geared to strengthen the workforce, enhance the partnerships with employers and high schools, and help our community grow and prosper. KANKAKEE COUNTY CEO will kick off in four area high schools in August 2023.
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.
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.
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.