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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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Monday, November 20, 2023

B2B NewBiz Grants NOW OPEN

Grant applications are open for businesses that launched during the pandemic. Up to $30,000 available through the B2B NewBiz program.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

ETIP Grant Training Funds Briefing

Get your questions answered about the Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) and how your company can take advantage of these grant training funds.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Meet the CEO Class of Kankakee County

Fall meet & greet to meet the Kankakee County CEO class and learn more about the program. CEO students are eager to meet you (or get reacquainted,) shake your hand, and share some of the things they’ve been doing in the CEO program thus far.

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

Gotion EV Battery Plant FAQ & Video

Learn more about the electric vehicle battery manufacturer that has committed $2B in investment and will employ 2,600 residents in Kankakee County.

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Google My Business Seminar Nov 1

Join the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County and the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce as we present “Google My Business”.  This FREE interactive seminar will be presented by Jorge Norrick, Google Trusted Photographer & Google My Business Optimizer & Educator, will help you learn how to advance your presence on Google.

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