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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GROW program now accepting applications to bring more housing to Adams County

Quincy, Ill. (KHQA) — The GROW program is hoping to address the housing shortage in Adams County. The Great River Economic Development… More

Local groups come together to tackle childcare shortage

QUINCY (WGEM) – The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri is bringing a variety of organizations together to create… More

The Adams County GROW Program is now accepting applications!

How did we get here? In 2023, the Great River Economic Development Foundation conducted a “Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment for Adams County”.… More