Goals & Objectives for 2012

During the IEZA’s 2012 Annual Board Retreat, the Board approved the following Goals & Objectives for 2012.

GOAL I: Continue to improve communications with all individuals, governments, organizations and businesses related to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program.

  • Objective: Produce electronic IEZA Newsletters & other necessary communications
  • Objective: Utilize outside resources to continue the education of Zone Administrators.
  • Objective: Maintain and update IEZA website.
  • Objective: Maintain centralized comprehensive mail and email lists for membership information, conferences and newsletters.  Integrate with online IEZA website.

GOAL II: Continue to broaden awareness of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program through cooperative efforts with other Economic Development and related organizations.

  • Objective: Maintain IEZA web links to websites of IEZA members, DCEO, IDC, ITIA, IML, Illinois State APA and other Enterprise Zone application-related sites (examples: AG Review, Gas Use Tax Exemption, etc.)

GOAL III: Continue to increase membership of Zone Administrators and other categories

  • Objective: Maintain contact with each zone administrator by mail and electronic means.
  • Objective: Conduct ongoing retention and recruitment efforts.
  • Objective: Contact certified businesses and professional member candidates.

GOAL IV: Remain active in the enterprise zone legislative process.

  • Objective: Monitor and inform members of legislation affecting zones.
  • Objective: Pass Illinois Enterprise Zone Termination Date Extension legislation.
  • Objective: Analyze and track policies for impacts and effects on the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act and regulations.
  • Objective: Determine additional zone features or changes that could improve the zone program and make recommendations.
  • Objective: Contact legislators regarding IEZA’s positions on legislation and encourage members to make individual contacts.