• About GREDF

    About GREDF

    Great River Economic Development Foundation has been a driving force in Quincy, and Adams County, Illinois since 1978. Our number one priority is to retain existing businesses and help them grow. We assist prospective businesses, site consultants and entrepreneurs. We also take the lead in a variety of initiatives that contribute to the outstanding quality of life we enjoy here. And as our name “Great River” implies, we collaborate regionally with our neighbors along the Mississippi River in Western Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa.

    Our services are confidential. Our objective is to address retention issues and expedite the development process. This may include providing a basic demographic report or detailed site information, referring you to a contact in our community, or arranging meetings with appropriate parties at the local, county and state levels to help you achieve your goals.

    We hope you will find the information on this website helpful, but it is our sincere belief that relationships matter. We welcome the opportunity to meet and talk with you personally. Please Contact Us.

    Our Mission:

    GREDF exists to maintain and improve the economic vitality of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses to our communities.

    We do this by:
    • Assisting businesses with expansion plans
    • Servicing the capital, workforce and infrastructure needs of existing businesses
    • Promoting our area to prospective businesses and site consultants
    • Acting as a liaison between the business community and local, state and national resources
    • Bringing businesses together to encourage regional communication and collaboration
    • Coordinating and supporting business and entrepreneurship development programs
    • Cultivating a strong labor pool
    • Promoting a robust and diverse economy to further enhance the region’s quality of life
    Our Values:

    We view economic development as a collaborative process, resulting in an environment that benefits the community, as well as business. To that end, we place a high value on partnerships and welcome the opportunity to work with businesses and organizations for the good of our entire region.


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

    The Great River Economic Development Foundation does not discriminate in admission, access to, treatment or employment in programs or activities on the basis of a handicap in violation of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.