June 10, 2015

[share] Please help keep Jos. A. Bank in Quincy. Email your letter of support to gredf@gredf.org by Friday, June 12. GREDF will compile the letters and forward to the Men’s Wearhouse/Jos. A. Bank corporate leadership team. Below is an example of language that could be incorporated into a letter, but we encourage you to personalize… More

May 13, 2015

[share] Quincy and Adams County Seek Resident Feedback in Survey by June 18 Survey aims to uncover residents’ perceptions of Quincy and Adams County Quincy and Adams County have launched an intensive branding program aimed to discover, define and design the area’s competitive differentiator so it can stand out in the marketplace. To aid in… More

May 7, 2015

[share] Have you heard about the Mid-America Intermodal Port? Established in 1999 by a compact between Illinois, Iowa and Missouri, the 26-county, Mid-America Port Commission was designed to be a catalyst for economic growth in the Tri-States. The developer of the first of six proposed physical Port projects is the Mid-America Intermodal Authority Port District,… More

April 27, 2015

[share] Representatives from North Star Destination Strategies, the company hired by a team of key stakeholders representing organizations within the City of Quincy and Adams County to develop a marketing brand for the City and County, will hold a Public Meeting this week in Quincy. Community Branding PUBLIC MEETINGTuesday, April 285:30 pm – 6:30 pm Quincy… More

March 24, 2015

[share] Value Stream Mapping: Hands-on training for the small and mid-sized manufacturer   JOHN WOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Workforce Development Center 4220 Kochs Lane Quincy, Illinois APRIL 21 & 28 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Value Stream Mapping (VSM) enables a company to identify waste in manufacturing and administrative processes using objective data. Cross-functional teams develop… More

March 3, 2015

[share] International Trade Seminar Join the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, Great River Economic Development Foundation and US Bank for an open panel discussion on international trade concepts and the value of exporting.  This free seminar is targeted at current exporters and businesses seeking to expand their sales into international markets.  Tuesday, April 7, 2015… More

February 9, 2015

[share] Request for Proposals [Legal Notice] The City of Quincy is offering Tax Increment Finance (TIF) funding to assist redevelopment proposals for mixed use commercial/residential redevelopment projects.  The City is requesting building owners and developers of multi-story buildings submit proposals for upper-story residential redevelopment that will increase market-rate housing opportunities in downtown Quincy.  The city… More

January 16, 2015

[share] Opportunities Ahead January 14, 2015Oakley-Lindsay CenterDan Henke, Chairman of the Board [Click here to view the Prezi, including videos, that accompanied this speech.] This has been a year of action for GREDF and our region. Last year at this meeting, we introduced our new strategic plan to you. The plan was designed as a… More

January 5, 2015

[share]               The Board of Directors and Staff of the Great River Economic Development Foundation Invite you to attend our 2015 Annual Meeting Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Oakley-Lindsay Center300 Civic Center Plaza, Quincy, Illinois Cash Bar 5:00 p.m. Program 5:45 p.m. No charge to attend. No RSVP required.   The Great… More

December 4, 2014

[share] Increase visibility. Build stronger manufacturers. DECEMBER 10, 2014 8:00AM – 12:30PM $99pp John Wood Workforce Development Center 4220 Kochs Lane * Quincy, IL 62305 Competition is no longer between companies; it’s between supply chains. Our volatile economy means that manufacturers have to be much more agile, flexible, and responsive to external pressures. This overview… More