Entries by Rob French

IEDA YP Decatur Event

For our Inaugural Young Professional’s Event, 30 of gathered for a tour of both the Midwest Inland Port and Caterpillar facilities in Decatur Illinois.  Sponsored by Ameren, Norfolk Southern, and the Decatur EDC, emerging economic professionals were given a behind the scenes look at these two central Illinois facilities. The Midwest Inland Port is a […]

Basic Economic Development Course

Serving as a primer for economic development professionals and doubling as the equivalent to IEDC’s Introductory Course in preparation for the IEDC Certification Exam, the Basic Economic Development Course is an annual offering in the State of Illinois.  The Illinois Economic Development Association, along with Nicor Gas, ComEd, Ameren, and Hoosier Energy support our BEDC Program […]

2017 EDGE/THRIVE End of Session Recap

Over the course of the 2017 legislative session, there were various economic development and business-related pieces of legislation, but the focus for IEDA was on the renewal of the Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Act (EDGE). IEDA was encouraged at the end of the last legislative session with the passage of a temporary […]