September 14, 2020

Illinois workNet Center, Workforce Innovation Board of Western Illinois and Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF) are partnering to host an ongoing Virtual Job Fair for area employers. Applicants can find information on open positions online at www.illinoisworknet.com/virtualjobfairs/ as well as on www.gredf.org. The virtual job fair live event was held on GREDF’s Facebook page… More

July 31, 2020

Join members of our team here at GREDF as we take the Mask Up #21DayChallenge! Help our community stay safe and healthy. Help our community stay open together. Join forces as a community to help keep each other safe. Together, we could make a huge difference in the current spread of the virus. It takes… More

July 31, 2020

The Adams County Works Transition Planning team welcomed guest speaker Julie Boll, Dare to Lead certified facilitator for the lunchtime seminar, which took place on Wednesday, July 22. In the training, Julie states, “We all have our go-to shame shields when we are faced with difficult situations.  The three shields identified in Dr. Brené Brown’s research are:… More

July 31, 2020

We were pleased to have Latonya Brock, executive director of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce speak with our Adams County Works Transition Planning team, along with other community leaders on Increasing the Bottom Line Through Inclusive Culture. The lunchtime seminar took place on Wednesday, June 24 via zoom with nearly 30 attendees. Latonya was hired… More

June 5, 2020

To our partners,   We write you today in solidarity, speaking out against systemic racism and discrimination that continues throughout our nation. In the midst of global frustration and anxiety due to the pandemic, the world witnessed another horrific act by a white police officer that led to the death of a black man. This… More

June 5, 2020

GREDF, The District and Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce went out to visit our businesses to distribute Opening Up Together toolkits to the community! If you need a toolkit, please let us know. Phase 3 is here and we want to make sure all organizations & businesses are properly prepared with signage and resources! Adams… More

June 5, 2020

It’s been a crazy few weeks. What has Your GREDF Team been up to? These past weeks, your GREDF team has been working with several partners and organizations on the Adams County Together Task-force. As a community, we launched the Adams County Together Fund through United Way of Adams County, Inc. (Adams County, IL) to… More

June 5, 2020

Economic Development Week Celebration! We want to highlight our community strength in the Power of Partnership, and thank our organizational and business partners. Especially those at City of Quincy, Illinois, Government, Adams County, Illinois, Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce and The District. Through these times, we are so grateful for the continued work we do together… More

April 27, 2020

Gov. Pritzker Announces Modified Stay at Home Order Will Be Extended Through May to Continue Progress MODIFIED STAY AT HOME ORDER Lifting mitigation measures is only possible with widespread availability and access to COVID-19 testing, tracing and treatment. The data show that if the state were to lift mitigations abruptly this week, this would result… More

April 24, 2020

Adams County, Illinois is home to over 65,000 individuals and the regional hub for healthcare, retail, and industry in west central Illinois. Adams County is a tight knit community that is built on small business and thrives on social interaction, but also collaboration. We have persevered through many challenges and crises while supporting our entire… More