26045 Lorenzo Road (Pine Bluff Road), Wilmington, IL
Grundy County Jobs Outpace State and Nation
Jobs in Grundy County increased by 10.1% between 2016 and 2021, from
20,475 to 22,537, according to EMSI Burning Glass. This far outpaced the
overall national job growth rate (0.7%) during the same interval.
full June 2022 Grundy County Economic Snapshot, click here.
Incentives for Electrification Abound
Entities installing and maintaining Level 2 or Level 3 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations can apply for rebates to cover up to 80% of eligible project costs. Click here for more information.
Rebates up to $4,000 are available through the Illinois EPA for individuals purchasing EVs. Click here for more information.
$500 million in rebates are available through the EPA to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission models, and the application deadline is August 19. Click here for more information.
Prospects and Projects
Project Tulip - A global pharmaceutical company is seeking a site for a rail-served manufacturing facility. Sites were submitted to Intersect Illinois.
Project Grub - A health foods manufacturing company is seeking 10-15 rail-served acres. A site was submitted to Intersect Illinois.
CSX Rail Site - The CSX railroad is profiling sites ripe for development along their lines, and a site in Grundy County with robust power and transportation assets will be featured.
Welcome to our newest GEDC investors, Ayers Electric and Procter & Gamble! Ayers Electric is an electrical contractor based in Morris providing industrial, commercial, and residential services. Procter & Gamble is the company behind brands like Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Gillette, Pampers, and Crest. They will soon open a 1.3 million square foot warehouse distribution and customer fulfillment center in Morris.
Congratulations to LyondellBasell for being awarded the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers' Distinguished Safety Award as well as the Innovation Award! Click here to learn more.
JJC has opened anew Entrepreneur and Business Center (EBC) which provides no-cost services to small business owners, including workshops, classes, one-on-one advising, business plan development, marketing strategies, financing acquisition, and technical assistance. For more information, click here.
The GEDC will be hosting an Internship Recognition Reception on August 9 at the Morris Country Club. The dinner is for interns, their parents/guardians, and business sponsors to celebrate the end of the 2022 Grundy County Internship Program.