ECIDC is a non-profit, member organization with a mission to:
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 in the region.
ECIDC in the Spotlight
31 Years of Regional Partnering
America's Best Communities Competition
Dozens of community leaders teamed to complete an
Americas Best Communities Grant. First round is for $35,000. Three finalists will win $1 million, $2 million, or $3 million. Communities partnering are Paris, Marshall, West Union, Hutsonville, Robinson, and Palestine. Town Pictures WEIU Video
5th Annual Broadband Summit a Success
December 2, 2014
Over 50 community leaders and broadband industy executives met at Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center in Mattoon, Illinois to collaborate and hear broadband updates. A group of area telecom students and professors also attended the annual event.
East Central Illinois Hostsed the 2nd Annual Regional Manufacturing Roundtable with 95 in Attendance
On October 28, 2014, dozens of manufacturers, economic development professionals, educators, and community leaders met to share success stories and to network in order to ensure a good pipeline of skilled labor for regional regional manufacturing. Rural Partners awarded a grant to ECIDC to assist with expenses of the conference.
ECIDC Hosted Meeting for Community Leaders and Association of Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Representatives (AFPM)
ECIDC Helps Evaluate and Address
Manufacturing Workforce Needs
- Conducts surveys of 48 area manufacturers
- Forms an eci Super Region Coalition
- Organizes the Annual Regional Manufacturing Roundtable
- Launches Catch Your Careers Web Site
- Continues with outreach and collaboration
ECIDC Tourism Resource
ECIDC Connecting Generations Project -
A volunteer program that matches student trainers with area senior citizens who wish to learn Internet skills.
What is Connecting Generations? (for Seniors)
What is Connecting Generations? (for Students)
May 21, 2015 Annual
Next Meeting on America's Best Communities Grant
May 7 Winner's Party at West Union's Earls. We are excited and choose to be optomistic that we will win first round.
Open to the public. Time TBD.
East Central Illinois Events
ECIDC Board Meetings
May 21, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Annual Business Meeting in Effingham at the Keller Convention Center
February 19, 2015 Board Meeting
November 20, 2014 Board Meeting
August 21, 2014 Board Meeting
May 15, 2014. Board Meeting
February 20, 2014 Board Meeting
November 21, 2013 Board Meeting
Annual Meeting - May 16, 2013
August 15, 2013 Board Meeting
February 21, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes