Join the GEDC for a great evening of networking on Wednesday, August 4 with Grundy County's business leaders, elected officials, and new investors in our community. This year's event will take place at the Norton family's lake property. Call 815.942.0163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28 to reserve your spot. We have ordered sunshine but in case of any inclement weather, please contact the office.
Negotiations are ongoing as legislators work to pass a comprehensive energy policy by the end of the summer. Exelon announced that Dresden Station will close in November 2021, without state incentives for producing clean energy. The current impasse is how and when to shutter existing coal and natural gas plants. The GEDC, along with its community coalition partners, are closely monitoring the talks and continue to work to #SaveDresden.
Grundy Median Household Income - 8th of 102 Counties
Grundy County maintained a relatively high median household income, ranking 8th of 102 Illinois counties in 2019 and continues to lead the state and nation.
Grundy outpaced the State of Illinois at $76,078 vs. $64,999
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GEDC Participates in Midwest Hydrogen Partnership
As the world moves toward carbon free energy, the Midwest Hydrogen Partnership aims to attract industries and businesses to the opportunities for hydrogen and fuel cells. Due to Grundy County’s extensive energy and logistics clusters, the opportunities for our community to attract investment and quality jobs is bright. The Partnership is led by Argonne, University of Illinois, and other industry and academic institutions. Please reach out to the GEDC if your business is interested in more information.
Welcome! The GEDC would like to welcome our new investor Paul Gantzert and welcome back Greenway Motors. Paul is an investment professional for Gantzert Investment Company, and Greenway Automotive is a family-owned auto group located in Morris.
Internship Recognition Dinner The GEDC will be hosting an internship recognition dinner on August 10 at the Morris Country Club. The dinner is for the interns, their parents, and business sponsors to celebrate the end of the 2021 Grundy County Internship Program.
Covid-19 Update 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.
Project Ecosphere - A US-based company is seeking greenfield sites for construction of an automotive battery gigafactory.