IEZA Fall Conference October 28-29, 2021


Virtual Conference

October 28th and 29th

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we will have a virtual Fall IEZA conference this year.  We know that our members appreciate the knowledge and updates they typically gain from attending the conferences.  Therefore, we are scheduling a virtual conference for October 28th and 29th.  This will allow us to conduct our annual membership meeting and give our members an opportunity to get critical updates on Enterprise Zone issues from both DCEO and IDOR.  We will also cover other funding opportunities and DCEO Programs, and after much demand we are bringing back our Enterprise Zone Administrator 101 session!  We hope that you are able join us for these sessions.  Access to the sessions will be at no cost to IEZA members.

October 28th – 9am to 11:00am

  • IEZA Annual Membership Meeting and Director/Officer Appointments
  • Fehr-Graham Engineering & Environmental – Strategies for Redevelopment of Environmentally Challenged Sites

October 29th – 9am to 12:00pm

  • Aly Grady, DCEO Regional Representative – Review of all DCEO Programs and Funding Opportunities
  • Ben Denney, DCEO & Representatives from the IDOR Enterprise Zone Program and Reporting Updates, Q&A
  • Ben Wilson, Kankakee County Planning – Enterprise Zone Administrator 101 Session

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IEZA Spring Conference May 13-14, 2021


 

Virtual Conference

May 13th and 14th

The pandemic has unfortunately prevented us from having our regular spring IEZA conference this year.  We know that our members appreciate the knowledge and updates they typically gain from attending the conferences.  Therefore, we are scheduling a virtual conference on May 13th and 14th.  This will allow us to conduct our annual membership meeting and give our members an opportunity to get critical updates on Enterprise Zone issues from both DCEO and IDOR.  We hope that you are able join us for these sessions.  Access to the sessions will be at no cost to IEZA members.  

May 13th – 9am to 11:30am

  • IEZA Membership Meeting
  • State Treasurer Michael Frerichs – Review of State Treasurer Programs for Communities
  • Ameren Illinois – Benefits of EZ Exemptions and Other Programs to Benefit Businesses

May 14th – 9am to 11:30am

  • DCEO and IDOR Updates on Zone Issues and Reporting

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IEZA Virtual Conference December 16-17, 2020


Virtual Conference

December 16th and 17th

The pandemic has unfortunately prevented us from having our regular spring and fall IEZA conferences this year.  We know that our members appreciate the knowledge and updates they typically gain from attending the conferences.  Therefore, we are scheduling a virtual conference on December 16th and 17th.  This will allow us to conduct our annual membership meeting and give our members an opportunity to get critical updates on Enterprise Zone issues from both DCEO and IDOR.  We hope that you are able join us for these sessions.  Access to the sessions will be at no cost to IEZA members.

December 16th

      9 am – 9:30 am – 
Annual IEZA Membership Meeting
 
9:30 am – 11:00 am –
Innovative Opportunity for Statewide
Advancement – Craig Coil
 
December 17th
9:00 am – 10:30 am –
DCEO Update on Enterprise Zone Issues
 
10:30 am – 12:00 pm –
IDOR Updates an Q&A from IEZA Members
 

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Nucor announces $180 million expansion of Bourbonnais steel plant

Nucor, a North Carolina-based steel manufacturer, announced Wednesday a $180 million expansion of its Bourbonnais mill, increasing capacity and bringing 50 new jobs to the Kankakee County village.

The plant, located 50 miles south of Chicago and built in 1961, employs 300 workers and produces rebar — a steel rod used in reinforced concrete — along with other steel products for manufacturing and construction.

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