This fall we've had some busy and productive months at the GPEDC - and December promises to be more of the same.
A few highlights include the first annual GP CareerSpark last month, which was a huge success. Over 3,400 eighth graders from throughout our five-county Economic Development District attended.
Also the GPEDC staff assisted the City of Peoria staff in receiving a $2 Million EDA grant through the CEDS process for improvements to University Street.
And I am pleased to announce that the GPEDC Board Chair is negotiating the employment contract with the Board approved CEO candidate and we hope to announce and onboard that individual very early in 2018.
We are also moving! As of November 29, you will find our team at 403 NE Jefferson Street in Downtown Peoria. Come on by and say hello sometime!
Empowering employers to create internships for high school students is no easy task. It's even harder when there are so many myths around what high school students are able and permitted to do the in the workplace.
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