January 12, 2016

[share]  GREDF is two years into a three-year strategic plan for economic development. The plan guides our organization’s investment of time and limited financial resources in initiatives, programs and projects. It is a product of feedback and guidance from the business community. And it exists, GREDF exists, to serve that business community.  Our mission at… More

January 12, 2016
December 31, 2015

[share] Every community has a brand reputation or identity… what people say about them when they’re not around. More than a year ago, nine community organizations decided to work together to propel the image of our community forward. We formed the Brand Quincy/Adams County Partnership with the purpose of developing a cohesive, distinct and memorable… More

December 15, 2015

[share]Developed by the Adams County Works Work Readiness Team, the Work Ready Toolbox helps job seekers build the skills they need to succeed in today’s workplace. The Toolbox, which is located on the United Way of Adams County website, includes videos, tips and mini-lessons designed for individuals who need assistance with essential workplace skills.  The Adams… More

November 6, 2015

[share] Baby Boomer Gap Workforce Survey   CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY.   On behalf of the Adams County Works Transition Planning Team, we would like to invite Adams County employers to participate in a brief survey entitled, “Adams County Baby Boomer Gap”. The deadline to complete the survey is Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The… More

October 20, 2015

[share] Business attraction is like online dating. So what does Adams County’s profile look like? Thanks to our partners at Ameren, we now have an updated profile that’s sure to get us noticed. Username: Quincy175Location: Longitude: -91.1919, Latitude: 39.9369Zip Code: 62301Age: 175 yearsPopulation: 67,188Height: Elevation 768 feetBody: Above AverageProminent Features: Mississippi River, Transportation Infrastructure, Architecture,… More

September 21, 2015

[share]          The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Workforce Board of Western Illinois and the Great River Economic Development Foundation will be hosting an Employer Workshop Wednesday, September 30, 20159:00 am – 12:30 pm Oakley-Lindsay Center 300 Civic Center Plaza Quincy, Illinois Learn About:–… More

September 18, 2015

[share] Manufacturing Day Press Conference Great River Economic Development Foundation, John Wood Community College, West Central Region Education for Employment System #240 and the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois will hold a press conference celebrating National Manufacturing Day on Friday, September 25, 2015, at 8:00 am at Titan International Headquarters, 1120 N 28th Street… More

September 16, 2015

[share] A “ready” workforce is critical for business and industry to remain competitive and thrive in the global marketplace. That’s why Quincy and Adams County, Illinois, have taken significant steps to invest in the region’s workforce for today and for the future. Adams County Works Career Guidance – Prepare youth to enter the workforce. Work Readiness – Connect the willing to… More

September 11, 2015

[share]Silvia Torres Bowman, Director of the Illinois International Trade Center of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will conduct a FREE webinar on the fundamentals of exporting and the benefits of international trade. Wednesday, September 23, 20152:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. During this webinar you will learn: Why go global? Sources of advice: International Trade Center Network… More