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The Economic Alliance works diligently to report in a timely manner on things like local business expansion, new business development, new and enhanced development incentives, economic news and other items of interest to our community investors and investor prospects.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Learn How to Bid on Capital Development Board Project

This event, hosted by Kankakee Community College, will teach individuals how to bid on Capital Development Board (CDB) projects, how to get prequalified, the diversity requirements (MBE, WBE, VBE, PBE) on projects, and how to strategize partnerships to form teams on projects.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Kankakee County Receives $2.9M for Hwy 9 Improvements

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that Kankakee County has been awarded $2.9 million to rebuild and modernize a local road that will help connect to the new Gotion factory planned in Manteno. The grant is the largest ever through IDOT’s Economic Development Program, which works with communities to plan and advance transportation improvements that support projects that create and sustain new jobs.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

ComEd Prepares to Power Up Illinois’ Largest EV Battery Plant

Progress is underway on Gotion’s new gigafactory under construction in Manteno, which later this year, will start to produce its first Illinois-made energy storage and EV battery packs used in passenger, public and fleet vehicles driving here in Illinois and across the country. Gotion, a global manufacturing giant based in California, will not only play a key role in growing the state’s EV ecosystem but it will create thousands of jobs to grow the local economy.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

Intro to Government Contracting and Certification

Discover the basics of government contracting, including navigating the free bid lead/matching system, registering as a vendor, interpreting certifications to help you succeed, and pursuing subcontracting opportunities. This is a live webinar you can attend from anywhere, or join the group watching at KCC.

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