A Successful 2023 Grundy Summer Internship Program
The Grundy County Summer Internship Program closed out its eleventh year with a celebratory Intern Recognition Reception at the Morris County Club on August 9. Interns related highlights from their work experiences, shared their future plans, and received certificates from the Illinois State Senate to honor their achievements while their parents, supervisors, and leaders from their communities and schools applauded.
This year, there were 37 paid internships with 15 different organizations. To date, over 250 students have participated in the program.
Deepest thanks to Grundy County's participating organizations, Grundy's high schools, GAVC, and Senator Rezin for their teamwork, ensuring yet another successful summer for the program. Special thanks to ComEd for its sponsorship of the event and for its support of workforce development in Grundy County.
Planning for Grundy's Future
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Economic Resilience and Diversification Planning
The first stage of the Grundy Resiliency Project, an Economic Overview of Grundy County, is nearly complete.
The next step in the project will be to use this baseline data to develop an Economic Diversification and Resilience Plan for Grundy. Stay tuned as we collaborate with experts, stakeholders, community leaders, and the public to develop a strategic plan for our local economy.
YOUR INPUT NEEDED! Countywide Transportation Planning
Have suggestions for transportation improvement projects in the County? Help shape the Grundy County Multimodal Transportation Plan by taking a 10-minute public survey at GrundyMoves.com.
The final plan will identify potential transportation improvement projects and investment priorities to maintain quality of life for Grundy County residents into the future.
Prospects and Projects
Project Pilates- An EV industry manufacturer is seeking an existing building. A site in Grundy was submitted to Intersect Illinois.
Project Yum Yum - A renewable natural gas producer is seeking a location for a new facility. A site in Grundy was submitted to Intersect Illinois.
Project Aero - A metals manufacturer is seeking a rail-served site. Multiple sites in Grundy were submitted to Intersect Illinois.
Project Phoenix - A metals manufacturer is seeking a site with significant power capabilities. Multiple sites in Grundy were submitted to Intersect Illinois.
Project Harmony - A company that designs and manufactures electrical grid equipment is seeking a site with heavy power capabilities and rail service. Grundy sites were submitted to Intersect Illinois.
Project Key - A data center prospect is seeking a site with access to significant power resources. A site in Grundy was submitted to Intersect Illinois.
Welcome, New GEDC Investors! Green Township Hospitality, ReMax,and the Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority (URIVDA)! Green Township Hospitality will construct a Holiday Inn Express in Minooka, and ReMax's David Welter serves our area's residential and commercial real estate needs. URIVDA issues low-cost bonds for capital improvements and assists businesses with Enterprise Zone designation. Thank you for your support of economic development in Grundy!
The GEDC will host an Industrial Market Breakfast for real estate professionals doing business in the I-80 corridor on October 11 at Ditka's in Oakbrook. Thank you to our sponsors for the event: Gold Sponsors - CN, Clarius Partners, and Ridgeline Property Group; Silver Sponsor - Village of Channahon.
Congratulations to ComEd! Its Energy Efficiency Program has recently been ranked first among Midwest utility programs and fourth in the nation by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Click here to learn more.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and networking opportunities.
Broker Developer Showcase - October 11, 2023
Business Lunch Series - November 1, 2023
Event sponsorships are available! Click here for additional sponsorship information. If your company would like to sponsor any of the above events, please contact Nancy.
September 21 - Full Board Meeting, 7:30 AM - Wesley Center
October 10 - Executive Board Meeting, 7:30 AM
October 11 - GEDC Industrial Market/Broker Breakfast, 8:00 AM
November 1 -Grundy's Economy Learning Luncheon, 11:30 AM - Village of Minooka Community Room