Weekly Update

Happy Friday everyone!
It’s been a great week back at Northwest Illinois Economic Development, and we feel greatly accomplished.
This week we have
  • Attended the Jo Daviess County Board meeting, where I was appointed to serve as the representative to the Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority
  • Hosted a regional economic developers call, bringing in 4 other representatives from Iowa, Wisconsin, and Mercer County Illinois
  • Attended a webinar on the tax implications of the new stimulus
  • Hosted the Galena Downtown business association meeting
  • Promoted the Business Education Network on email and social media
  • Worked on the upcoming Made in NW Illinois Campaign
  • Worked with our new secretary on the minutes and some potential bonding opportunities for some possible projects
  • Talked to Andy Shaw at Blackhawk Hills Regional Council about the CPACE incentive coming for review at the Jo Daviess County Board in the next month
  • Hosted the Jo Daviess County Ad Hoc Economic Development subcommittee meeting for quality of life
  • Attended a daycare meeting – the business plan is being presented to stakeholders for review soon.
  • Worked with some community members in Savanna about a potential arts project
  • Set up some staff benefits
  • Called into the Prosperity Southwest Wisconsin Meeting
  • Worked on some marketing campaigns
  • @David sent over 100 mailers to home-based businesses inviting them to NWILED programming
  • Sent a letter of support for the Shimer College project in Mount Carroll
  • Attended a Zoom roundtable with Representative Bustos
  • Spoke with our vice-chair about the new EIDL and the QCREDA bond programs
Thank you all for your time and dedication to NW Illinois. I look forward to seeing what else we do to help our area grow.
Emily