Posts Tagged ‘2011’


  • 2011 Business Developments: Annual Meeting Recap

    January 17th, 2012 | Featured, News, Uncategorized

    2011 was another great year for the Quincy/Adams County, Illinois region. The following is the “Business Developments” section of the speech our 2010/2011 GREDF chair, Connie Schroeder, gave during our 2012 Annual Meeting on January 11, 2012. Our job at GREDF is to tell our story, that is, the story of Quincy and Adams County, […]

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  • Adams County Unemployment Remains Steady

    November 28th, 2011 | Featured, News, Unemployment Rate

    Unemployment in Adams County continues to remain steady. Adams County’s rate for October 2011 was 6.8% which is 0.1% higher than last month and a year ago in October. Adams County has the fourth-lowest unemployment rate out of 102 counties in Illinois. Quincy’s rate was 6.7 percent, with IDES statisticians saying there are 40,348 people […]

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  • GREDF Receives USDA Rural Microenterprise Program Funding

    November 14th, 2011 | Featured, News

    Great River Economic Development Foundation has been awarded a grant to help provide technical assistance to rural microentrepreneurs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday the selection of 35 rural microdevelopment organizations for loans and grants to support rural business development, create jobs and strengthen local communities. By awarding the $40,000 grant to GREDF, the USDA […]

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  • Adams County Unemployment Remains Steady

    October 28th, 2011 | Featured, News, Unemployment Rate

    Unemployment in Adams County remained steady for the month of September with no change from the previous month and no change from September 2010. Adams County is tied with Joe Davies County at 6.7%  for the 5th lowest unemployment rate in the state of Illinois. Brown County maintains the lowest rate  in the state and […]

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  • Quincy Area Safety Council Sponsors 2011 OSHA Update

    October 18th, 2011 | Featured, News

    The Quincy Area Safety Council (QASC) will sponsor a 2011 OSHA Update Course on Thursday, November 10th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Vatterott College in Quincy. The 2011 OSHA Course is designed and intended to provide an update on the OSHA inspection process, recent changes in penalties, Severe Violators Enforcement Program, effective safety […]

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