Director's Update - October 9, 2020

Good afternoon everyone,
It’s been a busy week here at NW Illinois Economic Development, and a constructive one as we prepare for a board meeting next week. This week NWILED staff have:
  • Followed up regarding a potential grant process
  • Followed up with a potential expansion project
  • Presented our funding request to the Local Redevelopment Authority and had it approved by the board
  • Followed up with Dura Automotive regarding their plant in Stockton
  • Hosted tech check and counseling for Build It Grow It
  • Met with an area employer regarding a potential apprenticeship program
    Attended the IEDC Young Professionals Call
  • Started drafting the NWILED work plan for 2021.
  • Rearranged our office to make it more functional.
  • Prepared for the NWILED Board meeting
  • Followed up with Sean Park at Western Illinois University  regarding a potential investment project
  • Helped the Stockton Chamber of Commerce canvas for fiber internet in our opportunity zone
  • Attended the Galena Chamber After Hours
  • Met with a client regarding her Build It Grow It pitch
  • Met with a potential collaborator from Rockford
  • Met with the Head of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Regional Economic Development Team
If you have any questions about these or other NWILED programs, please reach out to our office.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Emily Legel
NWILED Executive Director