ECIDC is a non-profit, member-driven organization. Our mission:
foster regional economic development through collaboration, networking, and education. <More>
Coles County Regional Planning Commission
Edgar County Bank & Trust
Metro Communications Company
Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
Prairie Power Inc.
Shelby Electric Cooperative
State Bank of Arthur
Tuscola Economic Development Inc.
Tuscola National Bank
Economic & Community Development Support
ECIDC unifies the community leadership, resources, and organizations concerned with economic development to promote an 11-county region in east central Illinois. <More About ECIDC>
ECIDC in the Spotlight
ECIDC facilitates strategic planning to address manufacturing workforce skill needs
-conducts surveys of 48 area manufacturers
-forms an eci Super Region and launches:
ECIDC Launches New Tourism Resource
ECIDC Partners with Lake Land College and Imagine This! Marketing Group to launch www.EastCentralIllinoisEvents.com. This provides area residents easy access to learn of local community festivals and farmers markets. The associated e-Newsletter is raising awareness within the region for the wonderful community events and tourist attractions offered by east central Illinois. <Tips to input events>
ECIDC Develops Pilot Project Connecting Generations -
A community volunteer program in Effingham, Illinois, that matches caring students with area seniors to learn Internet skills. This pilot project was developed with the goal that other rural communities might easily adopt a similar student-to-senior mentoring program.
What is Connecting Generations? (info. for Seniors)
What is Connecting Generations? (info. for Students)
Pictured is Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka presenting Agri-Tourism Award to ECIDC Executive Director Jean Anne Grunloh (far right), Lake Land College Vice President for Development Pam Crisman (2nd from right) and Lake Land College Adjunct Instructor Brooke Ferguson (far left).
ECIDC Co-Hosts 3rd Annual Regional Broadband Summit
Almost 100 community leaders, government representatives, broadband providers and broadband stakeholders gathered on December 6, 2012 in Mattoon, Illinois to network and learn of current broadband services, planned expansion projects in the region, and broadband education/adoption efforts in the region.
Support economic and community development in east central Illinois -
Your source for family fun, festivals and farmers markets.
Export Workshop, Champaign
Dec. 4 <more>
4th Annual East Central Illinois Broadband Summit
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at the Education Center of Sarah Bush Lincoln, Mattoon, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm - lunch included.
From the Illinois Office of Trade & Investment
Regional Recognition Awards
Nominate a deserving individual or business by March 3, 2014.
ECIDC Board Meetings
Feb. 20 , 2014. 11 am - 1 pm
LLC Webb Hall 081, Mattoon
RSVP to attend
Recent meeting minutes:
Annual Meeting - May 16, 2013
August 15, 2013 Board Meeting
February 21, 2013 Board Meeting <Minutes>