KANKAKEE, IL – May 5, 2016 – The Board of Directors of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County announces the appointment of Tim Nugent as President/CEO. The appointment is effective immediately.
Nugent brings to the role more than 20 years of experience and a strong record of success in business, real estate and community development.
In 10 years as mayor of the Village of Manteno – an office Nugent currently holds and will retain in his new position with the Alliance – the northern Kankakee County municipality’s population has grown more than 20% and sales tax receipts have doubled. Nugent attributes that growth to comprehensive planning and execution, targeted business incentives and a collaborative development environment, advantages he intends to foster on a wider scale in his new position.
“Kankakee County has seen $1 billion in investment in the last two years alone,” noted Nugent. “Our community is well positioned for even greater growth, and it starts with that spirit of cooperation and leadership rowing in the same direction.”
Prior to serving as Manteno mayor, Nugent owned and operated Manteno Lumber & True Value while leading numerous residential real estate development projects.
“Tim has the right combination of skills and the right attitude to excel in this position in this community,” said Economic Alliance Board Chairman and Riverside Healthcare President/CEO Phil Kambic. “His track record really speaks for itself.”
Nugent succeeds Mike Van Mill, who resigned in November after having served as president/CEO since the Alliance’s incorporation in 2007. Van Mill now serves as administrator for the Village of Bourbonnais.
About the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County
The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is a public-private partnership that works to create jobs and expand the economic base by improving the local business climate. Working under Kankakee County’s 2014-19 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the Alliance is challenged to help spur $500 million in new business investment and 500 new jobs, along with assisting 150 prospective new businesses. For more information, visit kankakeecountyed.org or phone 815.935.1177.