Peoria County Maps Out Strengths

By: Sophie Nielsen-Kolding WMBD/WYZZ TV Updated: November 14, 2012 PEORIA- Leaders from across Peoria County along with citizens talked about Peoria's strengths Wednesday, hoping they can use them down the road to make the county better. They came up with…

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Focus Forward group details first budget plan

WCBU. Submitted by Alex Rusciano on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 2:48pm The region’s new economic development effort now has a five-year budget plan. The Focus Forward steering Committee approved the budget that projects public, private and grant dollars as funding sources.…

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Regional economic development group making strides

Steering committee OKs prospective budget, names vice chairwoman By STEVE TARTER of the Journal Star PEORIA —Step by step, meeting by meeting, the region's new economic development engine is picking up steam. The group's steering committee, bearing a new name,…

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Business Q&A: Mike Hinrichsen

By STEVE TARTER (starter@pjstar.com) Journal Star Posted Nov 12, 2012 @ 06:56 PM PEORIA — Focus Forward CI is the name for the region's new economic development effort. Mike Hinrichsen, an employee of Caterpillar Inc. for 34 years, heads up the…

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Focus Forward launches new website

Submitted by Denise Molina on Mon, 11/05/2012 WCBU The group charged with improving economic development in the region has launched a new website. Officials with Focus Forward CI say the site allows residents in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and Mason Counties…

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Development effort creates website to deliver message

Group also plans forums to map, share assets among communities By STEVE TARTER (starter@pjstar.com) of the Journal Star Posted Nov 05, 2012 @ 10:28 PM PEORIA —The area's new economic development movement just got its own website: www.focusforwardci.com. The website launch comes…

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