February 16, 2024

QUINCY (WGEM) – Local economic officials say there is a need for housing in the Adams County Area. The Adams County Board has approved the GROW program, which provides financial compensation to developers to build affordable housing in Adams County The plan would have landowners redevelop either vacant lots or uninhabited structures into affordable housing… More

January 17, 2024

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — Housing has been a long-standing struggle in Quincy, as well as in the greater Adams County area, and local officials are hoping to address the issue. In partnership with the Adams County Board, the Great River Economic Development Foundation is moving forward with this discussion. At last Tuesday’s Adams County board… More

January 12, 2024

By Rose Lehner Published: Jan. 12, 2024 at 6:38 AM CST|Updated: 3 hours ago QUINCY (WGEM) – John Wood Community College, The Great River Economic Development Foundation and five regional manufacturing companies launched the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) today at John Wood’s Workforce Development Center. This is Illinois’ first FAME chapter. JWCC’s President… More

January 5, 2024

By Ryan Hill Published: Jan. 5, 2024 at 4:42 AM CST QUINCY (WGEM) – The Great River Economic Development Foundation says 77 new businesses opened their doors in 2023, a trend they say they want to see continue in 2024 and beyond. One of those new businesses was Platt Daddy BBQ which opened in April… More

January 4, 2024

Adams County, IL – Adams County is witnessing significant growth! The collaborative efforts of the Great River Economic Development Foundation (GREDF), Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce and The District are proud to announce that 77 new businesses have opened in Adams County throughout 2023. On behalf of the three organizations, we would like to say… More

January 3, 2024

By Ryan Hill Published: Jan. 3, 2024 at 4:27 AM CST|Updated: 4 hours ago QUINCY (WGEM) – A new Illinois law requiring mandatory paid time off has been enacted. It allows people working a minimum of 40 hours a week to earn one hour of PTO for every week they work 40 hours. Kyle Moore,… More

December 20, 2023

Published: Dec. 20, 2023 at 4:27 AM CST QUINCY (WGEM) – If you’ve searched for local child care and come up short, you are not alone. It’s something economic development leaders said they want to tackle as 2023 turns into 2024. Administrators at Quincy’s 10th Street Children’s Academy said they usually have the capacity to… More

December 13, 2023

Muddy River News – QUINCY — The theme at this year’s GREDF Annual Meeting was while progress has been made, more work needs to be done. A crowd of about 75 people attended Tuesday’s meeting at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. GREDF President Kyle Moore, Quincy Mayor Mike Troup and Adams County Board Vice-Chair Bret Austin all… More

December 13, 2023

By Rose Lehner Published: Dec. 13, 2023 at 6:58 AM CST QUINCY (WGEM) – The Great River Economic Development Foundation had its annual 2023 meeting Tuesday night. GREDF members and community leaders attended the meeting to look back on the economic successes of 2023. GREDF members said Target and United Alloy boosted this year’s economic… More

December 12, 2023

QUINCY (WGEM) – Those at the Great River Economic Development Foundation say they have a lot to celebrate. President Kyle Moore said when they hold their annual meeting Tuesday, they will not only highlight past accomplishments but also plan future initiatives. Moore said past successes include bringing Target to Quincy, bringing 73 new families to… More