Heartland Partnership Joins In With Public Based Econ Group

August 2012

The established Peoria economic driver joins the new economic kid in town. It’s a significant move. Heartland Partnership Board Chair Mark Spenny is now on the Steering Committee born out of ViTAL Economy, the consultant who recently reviewed the area’s economic strategy. So, private now meets public to steer growth.

Cal MacKay, HP’s interim CEO, says he’s good with it. MacKay charged with reforming Heartland Partnershipuntil a permanent CEO is named. MacKay says HP is going through it’s transition since he’s taken over control temporarily. He says there’s been some staff resignations and some blending of duties. But he says there’s been bright spots. One is a new energized Chamber of Commerce.