2017 Great River Economic Development Foundation Annual Meeting

Adams County, IL – Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF) kicks off 2017 with their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 11 at the Oakley Lindsay Center (OLC), 300 Civic Center Plaza in Quincy, IL. 5pm networking and cash bar will be in the OLC lobby, with the meeting and program at 5:45pm in the Quincy Community Theater.


The meeting will highlight 2016 accomplishments, what to look forward to in 2017 and acknowledge economic development successes due to the Power of Partnership.


“Partnership in its simplest form is defined as a relationship involving close cooperation between parties to achieve a common goal,” states Marcel W. Wagner Jr. CEcD, President

of GREDF. “Partnerships in Quincy and Adams County are a powerful part of the historical fabric that has made our community successful and will be at the core of the Great River Economic Development Foundation in 2017 and beyond.”


Joining GREDF and speaking at the meeting will be City of Quincy Mayor, Kyle Moore and Adams County Board Chairman, Les Post, providing City and County updates respectively.


The presentation will also address critical workforce development efforts. “When you have employers with a vested interest in education; educational institutions who listen and produce the curriculum to prepare students for current and future needs of employers; and human service agencies with a passion for guiding people to entities who prepare them to earn head of household incomes, you can see the power of partnership at work,” states Angela Caldwell, Director, Workforce Development & Administrator, Inspire Works. “Partnering employers and educators equips students and job seekers to fill up our workforce talent pipeline. A pipeline needed to sustain and grow, current and future business and create a dynamic local and regional economic outlook.”


All are welcome to attend this celebration of Quincy & Adams County and learn about plans to maintain and grow the economic vitality of the region.


For more information, contact Joi Cuartero Austin at GREDF (217) 223-4313.

Great River Economic Development Foundation is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization with a mission to maintain and GROW the economic vitality of the Quincy and Adams County, IL region through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses to our entire region.