Top 10 Kane County Economic Development Stories of 2019

Top 10 Kane County Economic Development Stories of 2019

Kane County Connects annually presents a list of top 10 most-read stories of the calendar year — and 2019 is no exception. You can click this link to see the latest in the countdown series, which will end with the (drumroll) No. 1 most-read story posted on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

But we’re adding a little bonus to the year-end-top-stories list, courtesy of Kane County Development and Community Services Department staff.

Just before the Christmas holiday, staff members volunteered their top 10 list of economic development stories posted in 2019 on the Kane County Connects blog. And we’re presenting them below.

It should be noted that these are not the most-read articles. In fact, one that made this year’s list of top 10 most-read is one of the honorable mentions on the staffers’ list. See if you can guess which story that might be.

We usually present top 10 lists in reverse order for the dramatic effect of a countdown, but this time, we’re offering them in numerical order, starting with the top economic development story of 2019.

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1. Kane County Funds Clean-Energy Commercial Projects

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/06/kane-county-offers-funding-for-clean-energy-commercial-projects/

2. Femilab’s Economic Impact Last Year — A Whopping $452 Million

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/12/report-fermilabs-annual-economic-impact-452-million/

3. I-88 Interchange at Route 47 — Bigtime Good News For Sugar Grove

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/12/i-88-interchange-at-route-47-opens-economic-development-in-sugar-grove/

4. Kane County Cross Country Course Set To Open in 2020

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/09/photo-story-kane-county-cross-country-course-will-open-in-august-2020/

5. Aurora-Area Tourism Grows To 201.5 Million

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/08/aurora-area-tourism-grows-to-201-5-million-in-2018/

6. Kane County Communities Rank in Top 8 For Apartment Renters

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/08/4-kane-county-communities-rank-in-top-8-for-apartment-renters/

7. Aurora Selected as Statewide Technology Information District

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/07/pritzker-in-aurora-july-11-to-launch-technology-innovation-district/

8. PHOTO STORY: Long-Awaited Longmeadow Parkway Bridge Takes Shape

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/06/photo-story-long-awaited-longmeadow-bridge-begins-to-take-shape/

9. Kane County Population Continues To Grow — Despite Statewide Trends

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/04/kane-county-population-hits-534216-3rd-highest-in-illinois-population-growth/

10. Fabulous Fox! Cool New Website For Your Fox River Experience

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/04/fabulous-fox-cool-new-website-helps-you-plan-your-very-own-fox-river-experience/

Honorable Mentions

A. Kane County’s Safest Communities

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/03/6-kane-county-cities-among-top-50-safest-in-illinois/

B. Wahlburgers To Open in 2020

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/04/wahlburgers-st-charles-breaks-ground-set-to-open-early-2020/

C. Kane County Leads Solar Designations

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/05/illinois-kane-county-take-national-lead-in-coveted-solar-designations-for-municipalities/

D. Aurora No. 1 For Affordable Homes

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/10/aurora-named-no-1-city-in-america-to-buy-an-affordable-home/

E. 3 Kane Hospitals Among Best in Illinois

http://new.kanecountyconnects.com/2019/07/u-s-news-ranks-3-kane-county-hospitals-among-top-25-in-illinois/