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 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 Regional Stategic Planning to Address Manufacturing Workforce Skills Needed in the Region
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.
ECIDC Co-Hosts Community Leader Symposium
Pictured is Craig Lindvahl of Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) presenting to attendees at the Community and Nonprofit Leader Symposium held March 28, 2012 at the Education Center of Sarah Bush Lincoln, Mattoon. <Read More>
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15th Annual IL Leadership Conference
June 6, 2013 at the Decatur Hotel & Conference Center. <more>
IDC Annual Conference
July 18 - 19, iHotel, Champaign