The City of Peoria is looking for a few good developers to redevelop our historic core.
Jul 24, 2013
The latest data from the U.S. International Trade Administration shows merchandise exports from the Peoria metropolitan area totaled a record $17.8 billion in 2012, up 17 percent from 2011. Key export categories included machinery, chemicals, fabricated metal products, electrical equipment and transportation equipment, while leading destinations for Peoria exports were Canada, Chile, Brazil, Belgium and Australia. Greater Peoria is one of just 32 metro areas with merchandise exports totaling more than $10 billion. To learn more about the Peoria MSA’s impact on U.S. exports, visit trade.gov/mas/ian/metroreport/index.asp. Next Tuesday, July 30th, join Focus Forward Central Illinois for a Milestone Celebration at the Gateway Building from 4:30 to 7pm. The Star Trek-themed event includes a review of the progress FFCI has made in the five-county region and a presentation of the many assets identified in the initiative’s discovery phase, as well as an announcement of FFCI’s five-year strategy to meet its previously established goals, which aim to add 20,000 new high-wage jobs and $1.75 billion to annual payrolls in central Illinois by 2018. Help celebrate central Illinois going “where no region has gone before!” Register online at focusforwardci.com. The latest issue of Peoria Progress magazine is now available in print and online. Published twice a year, Peoria Progress is the region's only resource devoted to promoting the quality of life in the Peoria area. The entire issue is now available as a digital magazine, online at peoriamagazines.com/pp. Print copies are available in the CIBP office and at various distribution points throughout town.