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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Tri-State MakerFest draws students to OLC to learn about available careers

QUINCY (WGEM) – The Great River Economic Development Foundation hosted the fourth annual MakerFest on Thursday morning at the Oakley-Lindsay Center in… More

United Alloy acquires permanent land for 200,000 sq. ft. facility

QUINCY, IL (KHQA) — In January of 2023, it was announced that Fortune 500 company United Alloy had plans to add a… More

Tourism dollars up for Adams County area

QUINCY (WGEM) – With all the events in Quincy, you might have seen a few more people attending them. An Illinois Report… More