RISE Program

The South Central and Southeastern Illinois Business Navigators Alliance is working with The Development Consortium (TDC) to identify businesses who could be potential suppliers or sub-suppliers to the nation’s aviation and aerospace industry.

Over the next 30 to 60 days, TDC staff will be contacting regional businesses to discuss interest and ability to be a part of the aerospace and defense industry supply chain.


All information shared is confidential and will not be available to the public and will be used for report purposes only.


TDC staff may call, survey or personally visit regional businesses to discuss and gather details about your business and opportunities to add production or services and expand existing product lines.  Other topics may include accounting, computer system and personnel certifications, ISO 9000 certifications, etc. as well as under-utilized capacity or new technology within your business that could benefit the targeted sectors.


All business contacts that have an interest in pursuing new opportunities in the aviation and aerospace industry sectors will be forwarded to the defense supplier network as part of our region growth initiative.

To read more about this initiative see:

State of Illinois Announces Recipients of $3.5 Million Research in Illinois to Spur Economic Recovery (RISE) Program

Coles Together Wins $150,000 Grant for Industry Aerospace Training


For more information, contact Illinois Business Navigators Alliance via email at info@ilbusinessnavigators.com or call The Development Consortium at 888-586-3555 ext. 102.  More background about TDC is available at www.tdcconsult.com