Director's Update September 18, 2020

Good afternoon everyone,
It’s been a busy week here at NW Illinois Economic Development, and a constructive one as we prepare for an upcoming PR campaign. This week NWILED staff have:
  • Attended the Jo Daviess County Ad Hoc Economic Development Committee meeting
  • Met with two Galena-area small business clients
  • Toured the Dubuque Innovation Lab
  • Met with Jerry at the Galena Chamber to discuss fundraising tactics
  • Working on an upcoming relocation guide, including a meeting with our project partners
  • Speaking with a retiring board member and thanking him for his service
  • Following up with a couple of projects and board members
  • Speaking with the CTE Academy about the Apprenticeship Grant we are working on
  • Checking in with Ken Sivertsen at Jo-Carroll Energy about the state of large businesses in our region
  • Working on membership handouts, and PR materials
  • Marking edits for the NWILED website
  • Checking in with and touring Sulcanna Hemp
  • Calling in to the Com-Ed regional economic development meeting
  • Researching incubator / coworking spaces 
  • Meeting with Jo Daviess County Board Member Hendrica Reges about some county Ad Hoc committee work
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