Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission
Serving Crawford, Edwards, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne and White County in Southeast Illinois.
Summer 2018 Newsletter
Uncorked Festival
This Weekend!
The Uncorked Festival will be held at Red Hills State Park that includes winery and craft beer vendors, music throughout the day, food, and handmade crafts. Bring your lawn chairs and plan to stay all day!

General Admission includes festival wine glass and five tasting tickets for $15. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

For Additional information check out their Facebook page.
- The Twisted Toaster: Concessions & Catering
- Kolbs Culinary Creations
- Mad Pig Bar-B-Q
- Lollys Pops
- Grillin' and Chillin'

- Bottoms Up Beer and Liquor
- Bridgeport Liquor Locker
The 1st Regional Employer Video
Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission partnered with Wabash Valley College to create regional employer video. The students at WVC created the video. The regional employer videos are to help high school students and job seeks better understand what opportunities are available in our region.
The first regional employer video is about B & D Independence located in Mt. Carmel. There will be more videos to come!

If you would like to watch the video click this link .
Delta Regional Authority
Department of Defense, Delta Regional Authority Hosted Medical Mission to Promote Wellness in Southern Illinois
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Delta Regional Authority (DRA) held a healthcare mission in Harrisburg, IL., that delivered no-cost medical, dental and optical care to residents across the region. It was held June 18-27 at Harrisburg Middle School.
Services provided were: non-emergency medical treatments and screenings, dental cleanings, fillings, tooth extractions, eye exams and single-vision prescription glasses.
Joint IRT missions involving the military and DRA have been conducted for nine years and have delivered medical services to 80,000 Delta residents in 16 rural communities.
“DRA, along with our partners at DoD, is glad to assist DoD and Governor Bruce Rauner to provide quality healthcare services at no cost to area residents,” said DRA Chairman Chris Caldwell. “While helping Delta residents receive valuable healthcare services, the mission also provides vital field training for our men and women in uniform, strengthening the relationship between Delta residents and members of our military.”
New Businesses in Olney
The Richland County Development Corporation had a busy year in 2017. New businesses opening up and projects that have been in the works for years finally seeing results. The hard work and dedication is paying off. The growing economic development in Richland County is what communities strive for.

If you're interested in reading the report click here
IECC Truck Simulator
GWRPC partnered with Illinois Eastern Community College (IECC) to submit a EDA Grant from a new truck simulator. The picture to the right is of a student testing driving the simulator. The truck simulator will give the students hands-on training for commercial driving experience without the risks. The students will be exposed to challenging scenarios in a safe controlled environment. The truck simulator will improve student's skills before getting behind the wheel.
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