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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Economic Development Organizations to Host Webinar for New Business Law

WGEM – February 16, 2023 QUINCY – Illinois workers are going to receive some relief come the first of next year. On… More

GREDF Surveys Seeking Feedback on Area Housing Needs

Quincy Herald Whig – February 1, 2023 QUINCY — The Great River Economic Development Foundation, in partnership with Adams County, the city… More

GREDF Reflects on 2022 Economic Growth in Adams County

WGEM – December 20, 2022 QUINCY – So far this year, 56 new businesses have opened in Adams County according to Great… More