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.
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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.

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New Adams Co. program takes action to address need for affordable housing

QUINCY (WGEM) – Local economic officials say there is a need for housing in the Adams County Area. The Adams County Board… More

GREDF, Adams County Board hoping to bring more housing to area

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — Housing has been a long-standing struggle in Quincy, as well as in the greater Adams County area, and… More

JWCC, GREDF and regional manufacturing companies create Illinois’ first FAME chapter

By Rose Lehner Published: Jan. 12, 2024 at 6:38 AM CST|Updated: 3 hours ago QUINCY (WGEM) – John Wood Community College, The… More