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New facility could boost local, state wheat production

Published Friday, September 20, 2019
MENDOTA — A new state-of-the-art flour milling facility in Mendota is not only a boost for jobs and the local and regional economy, it could provide another cropping option for farmers. “Whenever you add domestic processing, it’s good for the farmer,” said Kevin Like, president of ADM Milling. Like spoke at the grand opening and more»

NCI Annual Meeting demonstrates Commitment to Success

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019
(Oglesby) – Success and Change is happening with the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation (NCI) according to a report at the organization’s annual meeting on June 12. “Everything we do Is focused on the Future, “ said Chairman Steve Aubry. Only NCI is Making the Changes necessary to insure that our Graduates more»

New Board Members Elected

Published Friday, June 7, 2019
(North Central Illinois) Five regional leaders were recently elected to the Board of DIrectors of the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation. Representing La Salle County are Mayor David Stewart of N. Utica, Katherine T. Koyak, economic development director for the City of LaSalle, and Emily McConville, city clerk and economic more»

Baker Resigns to take Chicago Consulting Position

Published Friday, May 17, 2019
Ivan Baker, president and CEO of the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation (NCI) since its founding three years ago, has submitted his resignation effective July 14, 2019. Baker has accepted a new position as Consulting Manager in Credits and Incentives for Crowe LLP in Chicago. Crowe is one of the largest business accounting and more»

Hot Chicago Market on 19 Quarter Record Construction Streak

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019
In a streak that began with the third quarter of 2014, the Chicago industrial market again recorded a quarter with at least 35 buildings totaling more than 10 million square feet under construction. The 1.1-billion-square-foot market continues to enjoy declining vacancy rates and robust construction activity in most major submarkets. According to Avison more»

Major Chinese Company Reviewing NCI for expansion

Published Tuesday, April 2, 2019
(Hennepin, Illinois) - Chinese Manufacturing Executives from one of the 300 largest Companies in the World toured the Hennepin area, through an arranged site visit by North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation (NCI.) During a 5 day visit, the company reviewed 2 sites in Illinois, including North Central Illinois, for a new manufacturing more»

NCI Promotes Region to Top Site Selection Consultants

Published Thursday, March 28, 2019
(Salt Lake City) Continuing the NCI tradition of Aggressively Marketing to our Target Audience, Ivan Baker was one of only 8 Illinois Economic Developers attending the Site Selectors Guild annual conference in Salt Lake City. The Guild is the Association of the Top Site Selection Consultants in the World. NCI has participated for the past 3 conferences, more»

Federal Signal Vactor announces $25 million Streator Expansion

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019
Federal Signal Corporation announced a $25 million expansion to the Company's manufacturing facility in Streator, Illinois, the primary production facility of the Company's Vactor Manufacturing, Inc. subsidiary ("Vactor"). The major product lines manufactured at the Streater plant include sewer cleaners, vacuum trucks and hydro-excavators. The project is more»
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