2 Powerhouse Speakers Talk Economic Development at April 13 Jobs Committee

2 Powerhouse Speakers Talk Economic Development at April 13 Jobs Committee

The April 13 Kane County Board Jobs Committee is hosting two great speakers who will be discussing economic development opportunities in the region.

Lisa Reijula, program manager of Metro Chicago Exports, will be giving a presentation about the newly formed Chicago Regional Growth Corporation and how it will strengthen the entire Chicago region.

Harriet Parker, Manager of Illinois SBDC, is  reopening the Waubonsee Community College Small Business Development center after its closure in 2016. She will be presenting the services and some of the future programs that will be offered at the SBDC.

The Jobs Committee meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and will be held in the second floor board room at the Kane County Government Center, Building A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, Illinois.

About CRGC

CRGC (Chicago Regional Growth Corporation) is the regional economic development organization that drives collaboration among public and private partners in order to generate inclusive growth and prosperity across northeastern Illinois. Through CRGC’s leadership, the region will speak and act with one voice.

CRGC is comprised of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties and the city of Chicago. The region is one of the world’s top 10 most competitive economies, at the center of global trade routes with major assets in transportation infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing and more.

About the Waubonsee Community College SBDC

Through the SBDC, small business owners, both prospective and existing, can obtain essential management, marketing and financial coaching. The SBDC offers FREE one-on-one coaching and a wide variety of low-cost events and workshops to help make your business a success.

They can help you:

  • Perform a financial checkup
  • Troubleshoot management issues
  • Develop marketing strategies
  • Create a business plan
  • Identify funding opportunities
  • Plan growth strategies

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.