The City of Peoria is looking for a few good developers to redevelop our historic core.

Aug 31, 2011

Business and Financial Resources Workshop

There will be a 2011 Business and Financial Resources Workshop on September 28th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main Peoria. This event will present representatives of 18 different entities with the sole propose of helping make your business more profitable and successful. Whether you are a existing business, startup or just considering a new business, this free workshop is a must.

This event is free, however you must register in advance by clicking on the link in the attachment of by calling the number enclosed.

This event is brought to you annually by the North Central Region of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Procurement and Technical Assistance Center, The Small Business Development Center at Bradley University, and the EDC for Central Illinois.

Please register now, seating is limited.

Tony Rolando

Anthony Rolando
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Office of Regional Outreach- Illinois Main Street
North Central Region
Regional Offices
Canton City Hall
2 N. Main 1st Floor
Canton, IL 61520
Pekin City Hall
111 S. Capitol St.
Pekin, IL 61554
The Heartland Partnership
100 S.W. Water St.
Peoria, IL 61602

Aug 25, 2011

Aug 7, 2011

Bring the Jobs Home

"With Standard and Poor’s downgrading of America’s credit rating, here comes advice from China: “The days when the debt-ridden Uncle Sam could leisurely squander overseas borrowing appeared to be numbered,” said a commentary published by the Xinhua news agency."
“To cure its addiction to debts, the United States has to re-establish the common sense principle that one should live within its means,” the agency added."

"Not that austerity isn’t always good advice but how degrading is it to have the nation that’s become Wal-Mart’s number-one production partner wagging its finger at “debt-ridden Uncle Sam?"

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Aug 5, 2011

Historic Tax Credits for the Warehouse District

Peoria Warehouse District

Good news for the Peoria Warehouse District.  Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill 
making Peoria eligible to apply for historic tax credit status as part of the Peoria 
Warehouse District redevelopment project. If accepted, a large portion of the Peoria 
Warehouse District redevelopment project will be tax exempt, making the area more 
attractive to developers and others who would bring additional jobs and revenue to the region.