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

Feb 27, 2012

Peoria Versus Chicago - Advantage Peoria

Chicago and Peoria: Quality-of-Life Comparisons  

Median home price 2006-20101
Average commute time (2006-10)2
34 minutes
17 minutes
“Cost of doing business” rank3
Cost-of-living index composite4
Student/teacher ratio5


1 “U.S. Census Bureau 2006-2010.”

2 “U.S. Census Bureau 2006-2010.”

3 “Best Places for Business and Careers,” Forbes, May 5, 2005.

4 Cost of Living Index, 2nd Quarter 2005, Council for Community and Economic Research,

5 “Best Places to Live 2005,” CNN Money,

Thanks to Chris Setti and Ray Lees 

Feb 1, 2012

Training Vets for Jobs

Submarine Machinist
My friend Ron Rainson has launched a great new endeavor. Their plan is to help veterans train for machine operator jobs.

Way to go, Ron

The American Manufacturing Center

The school is a not-for-profit training facility teaching returning military personnel how to operate sophisticated production machinery.

The Mission

Our mission is to provide manufacturers with fully trained CNC machine operators. Candidates for our school are military veterans returning from overseas deployment.

Read about it at: