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Innovation Hub Intended For Downtown Peoria

Innovation Hub Intended for Downtown Peoria

OSF HealthCare, the University of Illinois System, Illinois Central College, and the GPEDC are working together develop a Peoria Innovation Hub.…

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Peoria Ranks 2nd On Home Affordability Watch

Peoria Ranks 2nd on Home Affordability Watch

Nerdwallet's latest Home Affordability Watch ranks Peoria #2 among 87 total midsize metros. Nerdwallet defines midsize as populations between 250,000 and…

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GPEDC CEO Named To Job Creation And Economic Opportunity Committee

GPEDC CEO Named to Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Committee

Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton have announced the formation and members of the transition’s Job Creation and Economic…

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Thanks to everyone that came out on Friday for the Industrial Hemp #farmforum! Even with the impending weather, we had a full house. An edited version of the slide deck is now available at www.greaterpeoriaedc.org/farmforums

Check back soon for video of the full forum.

Thanks again to Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Illinois Farm Bureau for their assistance with this new Farm Forum series. Stay tuned for the next one.
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