CSEDC Summer 2011 Economic Development Forum
Friday, July 22, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 10:45 AM (CDT)
CSEDC Quarterly Economic Development Forum
July 22, 2011
8:30 AM - Registration and Exhibits
9:00 AM to 10:45 Am - Program and Presentations
-Please Note that the Forum will be held in the Prairie State College Auditorium. Please Click Here for directions: http://prairiestate.edu/gen/gen-maps.html
Welcome Michael Scholefield-Chairman, CSEDC
- Announcing New Capital Projects on Prairie State College Campus to support enhanced Training Opportunities: Transportation Warehouse Global Distribution and Logistics Training Center Truck Driver Training Program. Please join us for an open house immediately following the event this morning. Eric Radtke-President
- Development Opportunities in Chicago Heights: "I think we really need to start addressing what kind of property we have available in terms of making economic development move forward here in the City of Chicago Heights." Chicago Heights has recently retained a consulting firm JPH Consulting to market the City. Mayor David Gonzalez
Sauk Village Logisticenter and Southland Rail Related Development Opportunities. George J. Cibula, SIOR President and Ryan C. Hanley Darwin Realty & Development Corporation- Logisticenter at Sauk Village (availability and some park attributes)- Central Location to major container yards- Benefits of Rail logistics- Statistics for the amount of lifts per container yard and how that ties in with our site- Truck traffic on I-57 and 80/94 IL/IN border- Our 267,000 SF Winpak rail served build to suit
- Chicago Southland Workforce Training Program for NIMS: Recently funded by a major grant from the US Department of Labor, a collaborative of community colleges, workforce agencies, and the CSEDC will work with Chicago Southland Manufacturing Companies to develop and facilitate a training program for NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills.) Speaker to be Determined
- Cook County EECBG Program Support Business Energy Efficiency Investments: Cook County is a direct recipient of $12.6 million in EECBG funding. County activities under this grant are managed by the Bureau's of Environmental Control and Community Development. The County in turn distributes funding to sub-recipient organizations for management of specific projects. The spectrum of EECBG projects includes weatherization, energy efficiency, energy audits, retrofits, and more. The following speakers will describe in detail the plethora of opportunities in the Southland to receive support for energy efficiency projects. Deborah Stone-Director of the Cook County Bureau of Environmental Control; Bob Hudson-Chief Operating Officer of the Delta Institute; Rita Khare-Research Associate for the Illinois Institute of Technology.
When & Where
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.