The final push is on to get the energy bill through the Illinois legislature and save the state’s nuclear fleet. A short special session is anticipated for early next week when legislators are expected in Springfield to address the climate/energy bill and the legislative maps in the wake of the US Census Bureau’s new data.
Please consider calling these Senators to convey a simple message, “Please save our nuclear fleet, our jobs, our schools, and the clean energy that the nuclear fleet provides.” Your voice is important and can make a difference. #SaveDresden.
Nearly 125 GEDC supporters enjoyed a great evening of networking, good food, and boat rides. An important benefit of your GEDC investment is making important business and community contacts. Many thanks to the businesses, elected officials, and community leaders for your continued support of the GEDC and economic development in Grundy County.
Celebrating Over 215 Interns since 2013
Parents, businesses, and interns all joined to celebrate the conclusion of another successful summer internship program which brings the number of participants to over 200 since the start of the program. The recognition dinner honored the interns and thanked the participating businesses. Senator Sue Rezin provided certificates of recognition from the Illinois Senate to all the parties. Lance Copes, Grundy Area Vocational Center, addressed the crowd regarding the great opportunities given to the students over the summer.
A special thank you to Sophie Pfaff, GEDC intern, who did a fantastic job this summer.
If your company would like to participate next year, please contact the GEDC office.
Grundy County Grew by 4.9%
According to the 2020 US Census, Grundy County grew 4.9% over the past 10 years. Grundy was the fourth fastest growing county in Illinois according to the 2020 Census. The current number of Grundy residents is 52,533 up from 50,063.
In our region, Kendall County had the largest gain of residents at 14.9% and Will County was up 2.8%. Kankakee, LaSalle and Livingston Counties all lost population over the last 10 years. The population of Illinois is 12,812,508 which is 18,000 less from 2010.
GAVC Celebrating 50 Years The Grundy Area Vocational Center is celebrating its 50th year. To celebrate the occasion, a public open house is being held on Thursday, September 2 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, visit the GAVC website. Covid-19 The Grundy County Health Department is offering Covid-19 vaccines in their office every Thursday and to schedule an appointment call 815.941.3404. They will be offering all three vaccines as inventory allows.