SWIL Growth Collaborative - 2021 Economic Development Refresh

During the global pandemic, the Leadership Council’s Economic Development Leadership Team has been extremely busy in conducting research and developing new strategic planning for the post COVID recovery. First, Steve Zuber, Principal at the BarberMurphy Group and SIOR Leader, and Eric Whitfield, Ameren Illinois Economic Development Manager have stepped forward to serve as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Leadership Council’s Economic Development Committee, respectfully.

According to Steve Zuber, “One of the goals we had for 2021 was to build a solid working relationship with DCEO and Intersect Illinois to take advantage of the resources available to us thru those organizations. I am happy to announce that Tracey Glenn – Illinois DCEO SWIL Regional Representative is now a member of our ED committee and Alya Woods the acting CEO for Intersect Illinois have agreed to meet with us on a monthly basis to discuss programs and opportunities to work together.” These developing new relationships are very exciting to bring more state of Illinois attention and resources to SWIL communities.

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