Click here to register to 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. Submit your questions or concerns for the legislators here. Please register by April 5.
GEDC to host Coffee & Company!
April 19 at 8:00 a.m. - 112 E. Washington St. Morris
Please join us for Coffee & Company at the GEDC office on April 19. Learn more about our work in Grundy, connect with the community, and enjoy a hot cup of coffee, all for free. Invite your coworkers and staff!
Annual Dinner - Join Us
May 4 at 5:00 p.m. - Morris Country Club
Register here for the GEDC/Grundy Chamber Annual Dinner 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.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. If your company would like to be a sponsor, please contact Nancy.
2021 Grundy County Retention Report
The 2021 Grundy County Retention & Expansion Report is now available. Click here to read the full report.
GEDC staff and volunteers interviewed local businesses and aggregated the data to help stakeholders understand the business climate in the county. This year's survey report reveals insights relating to COVID impacts and recovery in our area.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who gave their time to participate in retention visits. Special thanks to ComEd for their ongoing support of the program.
Job Crawl in Grundy County!
Wednesday, May 18
Searching for employees?
Businesses in Grundy are encouraged to participate in the first Grundy County Job Crawl! Sign up, place balloons outside your place of business, and attract potential new employees. Flexible participation options are available. For more information, contact Tabatha Greene via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to registerby April 13.
Prospects and Projects
A large power user needs “site ready” 75 acres with ample water supply. The facility would provide 30-50 well-paying jobs.
A large manufacturer is looking for 350-1,000 acres with rail service and river access.
Walmart is starting construction on its Minooka logistics facility.
REG Seneca announced it is being purchased by Chevron. The sale is anticipated to conclude in Q2 2022.
The Village of Minooka is hosting a Teen Job Fair on March 31 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Businesses interested in hiring part-time teens are encouraged to participate. Contact Dawn at email@example.com if you would like to reserve a table.
The Illinois DCEO is celebrating Women's HERstory Month throughout March. The celebration will include virtual events featuring business resources and advice from women leaders, recognize women-owned businesses throughout the state, and showcase our state's commitment to investing in women. For more information, click here.
Amazon is now Chicagoland's largest private employer with a workforce of about 27,000, according to Crain's. Channahon Village Administrator, Tom Durkin, confirms that with 2,000 employees between its two locations along I-55, Amazon is also the largest employer in Channahon.