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Director's Update - October 9, 2020

NWILED Director's Update - week of October 9, 2020
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New Apprenticeship Grant for the Region

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Director's Update September 18, 2020

A summary of NWILED economic development activities the week of Sept 14-18, 2020
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Director's Update - September 11, 2020

A weekly update from NWILED Executive Director Emily Legel
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4th Annual Seed Money Competition

Does your business have an emerging new product or service? Consider presenting at NW Illinois Economic Development‘s (NWILED) 4th Annual Seed Money Competition.
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Position Open

NWILED hiring a new program coordinator! Click to learn more.
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NWILED Welcomes New Additions to Executive Board

NWILED welcomes Joe Mattingley and Kathy Gable to Executive Board
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Payroll Protection Program Webinar Resources

Questions about the Paycheck Protection Program? Join NWILED Board Chair William Jahnke in calculating spending for loan forgiveness, and find the files you need to follow along for the webinar at 3 PM, Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
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NW Illinois COVID-19 Resources

A list of COVID-19 Resources for area businesses. For immediate assistance, please call our office at 815-297-7361.
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10th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Another sold out event for NWILED to celebrate its 10th Anniversary!
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2019 NW Illinois Economic Development Collaboration Awards

Congratulations to those awarded 2019 NW Illinois Economic Development Collaboration Awards.
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Hour of Code

Learning the language of technology.
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NWILED hosts Hour of Code

Join us for a fun event to introduce computer coding to anyone 11 years of age or older...
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Opportunity Zones in NW IL

Savanna, IL is preparing for investment using federally-designated Opportunity Zones.

For a map of Opportunity Zones in northwest Illinois, visit https://www.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/OppZn.aspx.
 
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NW Illinois Opportunity Zones

NW Illinois Economic Development's applications for two federally-designated Opportunity Zones in Stockton, IL and Savanna, IL were approved! Opportunity Zones provide investment opportunities in designated zones in order to reduce or eliminate a prior capital gain.

For a map of Opportunity Zones in northwest Illinois, visit https://www.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/OppZn.aspx.

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2018 Entrepreneurial Scholarship Award

Our first-ever Build it • Grow it Entrepreneurial Scholarship for high school seniors is awarded to...
 

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2018 NW Illinois Economic Development Collaboration Awards

The 2018 Collaboration Awards featured a 138-year old business, a nonprofit serving 16 counties, and a volunteer collaborator who convinced 50 citizens to provide $2,500 each, and to volunteer their time and talent by buying and rehabilitating old structures in their downtown.
 
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NW Illinois Economic Development Annual Meeting

What commonalities do 100-year-old small and mid-size businesses share? Vicki TenHaken, professor of management at Hope College, shared her research into not only sustainability but survivability during times of crises at the 2018 NW Illinois Economic Development Annual Meeting.
 
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Measuring Economic Progress in Rural Regions

As we think about measuring success for economic development in rural areas, we are realizing the goal posts are not only moving, but morphing. Jason Vangalis and Ashley Scray of Ady Advantage, explained the shift after attending the International Economic Development Council's 2017 Annual Conference and Strategic Planning Workshop in Toronto.

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