Please join the GEDC, State Senators Sue Rezin and Patrick Joyce, and State Representatives David Welter and Jackie Haas for our annual Legislative Breakfast on April 12. State policy impacts our businesses and daily lives like never before. Come and hear from our legislators about current and pending legislation in Springfield. Send your questions or comments ahead of time byclicking here.
Annual Dinner - Save the Date
May 4 at 5:00 p.m. - Morris Country Club
Send in your nominations!
Please join us on May 4 at the Morris County Club. The business community has much to celebrate and it will be great to all be together again. Please send us your nominations for the awards below. Let’s recognize those that have gone above and beyond.
Business of the Year: Recognizes a company that has grown and prospered in our community and provided an ongoing positive economic impact to Grundy County.
Partnership of the Year: Recognizes an individual or organization that goes above and beyond to encourage economic development in Grundy County.
Welcome to Grundy County: Recognizes a new business that has located in the County within the last three years for its economic impact and community involvement.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. If your company would like to be a sponsor, please contact Nancy.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Grundy Comprehensive Transportation Plan
Grundy County and its municipalities are joining forces to plan for the future. The County has experienced growth in its economy and population. In order to support new and existing businesses, and to ensure the safe passage of passenger traffic, a comprehensive infrastructure analysis is needed. One of the key goals is to demonstrate to elected officials and policy makers at the state and federal levels, the need to prioritize Grundy County transportation projects. Having a professional and data-driven study will help in that effort.
Grant and Funding Opportunities
ComEd ComEd is now accepting applications for its Powering Communities Grant Program. The Annual Powering Communities program provides grants of up to $10,000 for projects focused on sustainability, safety, and the arts. Municipal agencies and community organizations that operate in the ComEd service territory are encouraged to apply. Interested parties can visit ComEd.com/Grants for more information.
Comcast Comcast's RISE program seeks to support small businesses owned by people of color or women by providing marketing, creative media, and technology services. Applications are due by June 17. Click here to learn more information.
Prospects and Projects
Blue Sky Solar - Scout Clean Energy is the new owner of the Blue Sky Solar project located between the municipalities of Gardner and Dwight. Blue Sky is a 300 MW solar project with anticipated construction to begin in 2023.
Project Zero - A prospect is looking for 12-16 acres to build a manufacturing facility.
Exelon Corp. completed its division. The power generation and competitive energy business is now Constellation Energy Corp. Exelon's transmission and distribution utility business will continue to be called Exelon, of which ComEd is a part.
Well Done! Busey Bank was named among America’s Best Banks for 2022, a first-ever recognition by Forbes. Ranked 52nd overall, Busey was the top-ranked bank headquartered in Illinois; only three other Illinois-based banks were included on the list.
Congratulations to Doug Pryor. The former GEDC vice president and Grundy County administrator is now the CEO & President of the Will County Center for Economic Development.
Utility Concrete is hiring Laborers and Maintenance Technicians for its precast facility. Join their union shop and be part of the leading precast concrete producer in the Midwest. For more information or to apply click here.
February 21 - President's Day - GEDC Office Closed