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CSEDC Quarterly Economic Development Forum Agenda

Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation & SSMMA

Friday, January 22, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)

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Michael Scholefield, Chairman CSEDC


Economic Development Opportunities in South Holland

In addition to being a business friendly community with strong community values, transportation access is one of three key benefits of commercial and residential development in South Holland, IL.  Located in recently created tax increment financing districts, rezoned areas such as our Town Center T.O.D. and our Interstate Zoning District (near the intersection of I94/I80) present strong regional growth opportunities for the Southland area.                                                                                                                                                                             Mayor Don DeGraff, Pat Mahon, Deputy Village Administrator, John Watson, Director of Economic Development


Chicago Southland Hospitality Industry Growth: Tinley Park Convention Center, Village of Tinley Park

The Tinley Park Convention Center—already one of the largest in the region—will more than double its exhibit space.  The south suburban facility holds everything from business conferences and high school graduations to wrestling tournaments and reptile expos. An increase in demand sparked discussions about an expansion, officials said.“We knew when we built it 10 years ago that we were building a modest facility,” said Tinley Park Trustee Patrick Rea. “But now we can attract a whole new family of conventions.”                                                                                                              MIke Mertens, Assistant Manager for Building and Development

Chicago Southland Vision 2020: Public and Private Infrastructure Projects

In this decade, multi billion dollar public and private projects are planned for the Southland.   Although each project has been analyzed separately and functions independently, the synergy of the projects provides unprecedented growth opportunities for the Southland and an enhanced recognition in national and international markets. Since competition for funding is intense, leaders of three of the seven projects of Vision 2020 will present the latest status of the projects and how by working together we can bring these projects to fruition.


South Suburban Airport: Susan Shea, Director of Aeronautics, Illinois Department of Transportation

I/57 and I/294 Interchange:  Diane O’Keefe, Deputy Director of Highways, Illinois Department of Transportation

Rocco Zucchero, Illinois Toll way Authority

South East Service Metra Line:  Phil Pagono, Metra Executive Director  


Please visit www.chicagosouthlandedc.org for more information about the Southland Vision 2020 currently adopted by the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, with upcoming consideration by other regional groups.





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When & Where

South Holland Community Center
501 E. 170th Street
South Holland, IL 60473

Friday, January 22, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)

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Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation & SSMMA

CSEDC works with municipalities, the private sector, utilities, and other groups to analyze regional economic development factors, business clusters, and development corridors to identify significant development opportunities and market those sites to the private sector.

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