June 27, 2024

June 26, 2024 | By Muddy River News Chicago — Governor JB Pritzker has signed a package of bills to incentivize corporate development and attract new businesses and capital investments to Illinois. The bill also expands River’s Edge Redevelopment Zones to seven new downstate communities, which will enable them to leverage new incentives to attract… More

June 4, 2024

KHQA by Hayden Donaldson | Mon, June 3rd 2024 ADAMS COUNTY, Ill. (KHQA) — Parents are struggling to find adequate childcare for their children nationwide, and in Adams County. According to a study done by the Great River Economic Development Foundation, available openings at daycare centers have decreased 14% since 2018. Great River Economic Development… More

June 4, 2024

May 30, 2024 | By Muddy River News QUINCY— John Wood Community College celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for its Workforce Development Center (WDC) expansion project on Wednesday at the WDC, located at 2710 North 42nd Street in Quincy. The expansion added 14,170 square feet to JWCC’s WDC facility, including a new Truck Driver Training… More

May 21, 2024

  By Clare Edlund Published: May. 21, 2024 at 7:07 AM CDT QUINCY (WGEM) – It’s an exciting time for graduates preparing to jump into the workforce. On Monday night there was another local signing event. But this time, it wasn’t for the athletes. It was for local students going into the local workforce. As… More

May 20, 2024

May 19, 2024 | By Muddy River News From left, Luke Niederhauser, member of Career Guidance Team; Madison Badgley, director of business development for the Great River Economic Development Foundation; Lexi Brumbaugh; Evelyn Morrison with the Quincy Area Vocational and Technical Center; and Gena Finley with the Quincy Area Vocational and Technical Center and chair… More

May 20, 2024

May 16, 2024 | By David Adam, MRN Editor QUINCY — Jim Otis doesn’t yet have a deal in place, and he won’t reveal the names of any restaurants or businesses he could potentially bring to Quincy. But when he heads to Las Vegas for the three-day International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) conference beginning Sunday,… More

April 18, 2024

Quincy, Ill. (KHQA) — The GROW program is hoping to address the housing shortage in Adams County. The Great River Economic Development Foundation, along with Adams County, is now accepting applications for the Growing Residential Opportunities County-Wide (GROW) program. The program will offer a $20,000 incentive per unit to developers looking to construct new residential… More

April 18, 2024

QUINCY (WGEM) – The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri is bringing a variety of organizations together to create a new group to support childcare facilities and find ways to solve the lack of childcare in the area. Community Foundation CEO Catherine Meckes said partners included in the newly formed group that… More

April 12, 2024

How did we get here? In 2023, the Great River Economic Development Foundation conducted a “Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment for Adams County”. This study outlined the desperate need for single-family houses and affordable housing options.  In response to this study, the Adams County Board allocated $1 million of the ARPA funds to develop the GROW,… More

March 15, 2024

QUINCY (WGEM) -The Adams County Board Tuesday evening and among other agenda items board members approved the GROW Housing Program Committee nominations. This county housing program aims to create additional affordable housing throughout the county. The GROW Housing Program Committee nominees were submitted by GREDF and do not include anyone on the county board or… More