Your partner in talent growth, attraction, relocation and retention.

Building and retaining a qualified workforce is a global challenge for businesses. Great River Economic Development Foundation works on workforce solutions to grow and transform our talent pipeline.

Workforce Solutions

Newcomer Services | Your concierge guiding current and future employees as they transition to the community.

Adams County Works Teams | Focusing on 3 areas for strategic workforce development. Representatives from businesses, education, social services and economic development are identifying and overcoming barriers to employment to meet your future workforce needs.

Work Ready Toolbox | For Job Seekers
Connect to videos, tips and mini-lessons to build your skills!

Inspire Works |  An online tool providing points of contact between employers and future workforce by educating students, parents, educators and job seekers about current and projected employer needs.

Financial Resources | Partner and company resources funding workforce education & training for careers in high demand by area employers.

Inclusive Quincy | Creating awareness as it relates to being diverse and inclusive, creating a vibrant and welcoming community. Diversity in the workforce increases success.


Special Events

Small Business ConnectionFest | Meet with the experts from finance, marketing and bookkeeping to legal, insurance and real estate. Learn more about starting, growing and transitioning your businesses.

Heroes at Heartland | A day to honor the region’s veterans and active duty military personnel, providing them and their families a fun day of outdoor adventures at Harpole’s Heartland Lodge.

Tri-State MakerFest | Students from regional high schools visit with businesses and learn about future opportunities. See employer exhibits accepting applications & resumes, tech demonstrations showcasing company innovations, equipment & video presentations and interactive displays.

Career Launch Signing Day | Celebrating our regions next Career & Technical All Stars. We recognize those entering the workforce with a signing day for both the employers and employees.