Montgomery Economic Development Corporation | 200 Webster St. Montgomery IL 60538 | 630.897.6748
Your Partner in Prosperity
January-February 2021
The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation would like to start this first newsletter of the year acknowledging all of our MEDC Board members, MEDC members and supporters as well as the Village of Montgomery. Our corporation was founded through partnerships from the Village and the business community. We are here to assist in finding balance between the community and government as well as working together to help you and your business.
We hope at the time you receive this newsletter you are safe and your business is getting somewhat back to normal. To get the most out of our newsletter, click underlined items and many logos also and photos have links, websites or additional documentation.
Member News & Announcements:
Engineering Enterprises Inc., welcomes two new staff members
and opens a new branch office in Rockford, Illinois. Congratulations!

Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) is delighted to announce the opening of its new branch office in the Waterside Center at 124 North Water Street, Suite 306 in the city of Rockford, Illinois. Tim Holdeman will lead the Rockford office. Press release

EEI welcomes two new staff members, Natasha P. Woodlock, E.I. and Ryan M. Sikes, P.E., PTOE. Press release on Natasha and Ryan.
Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI), founded in 1974, is an award-winning consulting engineering firm providing services to public agencies and private entities throughout northern Illinois. Additional information is provided on their website. 
Tim Holdeman
Natasha P. Woodlock, E.I.
Ryan M. Sikes, P.E., PTOE
If you need a place to advertise, post a job or announce something special
please sign up and post on the website created just for this purpose.
The MEDC website now has a location for you to post jobs as well as searching for jobs or resumes.
Oswego Fire Protection District needs your support!
Vote Yes on April 6th for "Rescue Tax"
Oswego Fire Department and "Pumper" the fire dog are always teaching safety to our children.
Be sure to help and spread the word on the importance of your support:

The Oswego Fire District protects more than 65,000 residents today in contrast to approximately 27,000 in 2002.
Having an additional ambulance in service full time can increase the overall ambulance availability by 12%. Fire Chief Michael Veseling stressed minutes and seconds truly matter in medical emergencies and will allow us to have an ambulance ready to roll out the door a greater percentage of the time.

Please help spread the word and think about the importance of this referendum and go out & vote!
The Oswego Fire Protection District explains its referendum as it is seeking a tax rate increase to provide funds for emergency rescue equipment and crews.

Please educate yourself and show your support and vote "Yes" on April 6, 2021 in support of this referendum.
Emergency Vehicles have increased in cost from $300,000 to over $650,000. Cardiac monitors have gone from $14,000 to over $44,000.
Oswego Fire Dept
Click here to view website

Be sure to also visit the Friends of Oswego Web Site.

March 9 & 10, 2021
Utility Economic Development Association
FREE Virtual Winter Forum
Issues & Opportunities & Change
Be sure to register
Help us welcome the Gray's Mill Estate. This Multifaceted project will create a variety of businesses and an added entertainment venue to our downtown. Be sure to reserve your dates before they are booked.
Grays Mill sign
Montgomery Opportunities
Be sure to submit any vacancies, updates or price reductions to our office. If you are looking for property in Montgomery, be sure to visit our website or call our office for the most updated information.
Illinois Department of Commerce
Updates on programs are constantly changing regarding the Coronavirus. We will continue to update our website for the most updated information, so please check it often. The State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Community affairs also sends sent us updates: Please be sure to review: Updated 2-22-21
The MEDC Board is a volunteer based Board that provides input and direction to the MEDC. The MEDC along with the business community leaders have helped create an environment that provides resources and opportunities for businesses to grow and flourish in our community. The members of the MEDC are community supporters that help make our community a stronger place. Thanks for being a part of our family.
Learn more about
The Montgomery Economic Development Corporation.
The MEDC would like to thank all of our members and leaders of the community. Funding the organization helps bring together all the pieces needed to provide a positive and growing economic base for Montgomery. As we all work together to get through this difficult time together please know the MEDC will continue to work hard for the Village of Montgomery and the business community. Please be sure to reach out and let us know how we can address your ongoing needs. I hope this newsletter provides some useful resources for you.
Charlene Coulombe
Charlene Coulombe EDFP CEcD 
Executive Director
Montgomery Economic Development Corporation
office: 630-897-6748
cell:  815-703-1338