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Economic Development Tools for Your Community


Thursday, Jan 26
10:30am - 11:30am
Online Webinar


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Understanding and utilizing economic development tools like Tax Increment Financing Districts, Business Districts and Enterprise Zones is key to growing successful communities.

The Business Navigator Alliance of South Central and Southeastern Illinois is hosting a webinar to dive into these topics on January 26th at 10:30 a.m.

Adam Stroud, Senior Project Manager with PGAV Planners, a community planning consulting firm in St. Louis, will lead the discussion about how resources like TIF, Business Districts and Enterprise Zones can work together to create lasting community assets.

Todd Hull, City of Effingham Economic Development Director and Brittny Gipson, Dieterich Village Clerk will share regional examples of how these leveraging Tax Increment Financing, Business Districts and Enterprise Zones have strengthened and grown their community’s residential, industrial and commercial systems.

There is no cost to attend and those interested can register here.

The Southeastern Illinois Business Navigator Alliance was formed by Clark, Coles, Crawford, Edgar, Effingham and Moultrie Counties to provide professional outreach and technical assistance in applying for state and federal economic relief programs for businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. The BNA, which can be found at www.ilbusinessnavigators.com, hosts outreach events, virtual offices hours, and provide one-on-one technical assistance.