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 4th Annual Regional Broadband Summit
Almost 70 community leaders, government representatives, broadband providers and broadband stakeholders gathered on December 5, 2013 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.
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ECIDC's 30th Annual Banquet & Regional Recognition Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Thelma Keller Convention Center, Effingham. <Program Details>
During the Banquet we will honor:
Don't miss your chance to win a $1,300 Vegas Vacation for Two. Winner announced May 15, 2014 - Need not be present to win.
"Youth Safety in the Workplace" - Part of an Internship Best Practices series for manufacturers and educators
Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Equipment Best Practices
Lean Manufacturing Overview with Simulation
From the Illinois Office of Trade & Investment
ECIDC Board Meetings
May 15, 2014. 5:00 pm
Keller Convention Center, Effingham
Recent meeting minutes:
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>