Archive for March, 2012

  • 2012 February IL Unemployment Map by County

    Adams County Tied for 2nd Lowest Unemployment in State

    March 30th, 2012 | Featured, News, Unemployment Rate

    Adams County is tied for the second lowest unemployment in the State of Illinois for the month of February at 7.1%. That is 0.3% lower than January of this year. Adams County tied with Du Page County, coming in second only to Brown County out of the 102 counties in the state. The City of […]


  • IMEC Made in Illinois Logo

    Made in Illinois Initiative Highlights Manufacturers

    March 22nd, 2012 | Featured, News

    From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to 20,000 manufacturers employing more than 600,000 people. These companies generate more than 13.5 percent of the GDP in Illinois. In Adams County, about 100 manufacturers account for 16.89 percent of employment – much higher than the manufacturing employment share of […]


  • GREDF to Conduct Survey to Assess Area’s Workforce

    March 2nd, 2012 | Featured, News

    The Great River Economic Development Foundation in partnership with The Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois has retained Growth Services, Inc., a workforce consultant, to conduct a survey of area employers. The goal of the survey is to evaluate the area’s workforce from the businesses’ perspective. The results will be used to identify and address […]