The GREDF strategic plan should guide the Board of Directors, staff, committees and stakeholders for a period of three years with a goal of increasing the impact of GREDF on the region by 2020. It serves as a blueprint for Board policy decisions, guiding the organization’s investment in economic development initiatives, programs and projects. The plan also provides direction by anticipating and responding to changes in the local and national economy.

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2020 Strategic Plan


The Great River Economic Development Foundation exists to maintain and GROW the economic vitality of the Quincy & Adams County, Illinois region through the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the attraction of new businesses to our entire region.


To preserve and enhance the business climate in the Quincy & Adams County, Illinois region through targeted and strategic economic development activities thereby maintaining and improving economic stability that has GROWTH of the regional economy as a central core for every action of the organization.


We view economic development as a collaborative process, resulting in an environment that benefits the community as well as business. To that end, we place a high value on trust, confidentiality and partnerships, and welcome the opportunity to work with businesses and organizations for the good of the entire region.


  1. Business Retention & Expansion
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Business Attraction
  4. Marketing & Branding
  5. Entrepreneurship Development
  6. Membership & Sustainability


View the entire 2020 GREDF Strategic Plan including the strategies and measurements tied to each goal by clicking on the following link: GREDF 2020 Strategic Plan