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Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
University of Illinois Extension
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Leadership and Local Government
In the News
On October 26, a special groundbreaking ceremony was held for a "stormwater farm" in downtown Peoria. The effort is the culmination of more than a year of engagement and dialogue-building across a broad and diverse set of stakeholders that was supported by a group of students and faculty from the University of Illinois School of Architecture and University of Illinois Extension, working with the city of Peoria's Innovation Team.
Community and Economic Development Educator Kathie Brown was instrumental in facilitating the engagement between campus, Extension, and the City of Peoria.
Questions? Contact Kathie Brown, Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Resources and Information
- Fulton County Economic Assessment
The assessment is a critical piece for economic development, highlighting opportunities for development and providing a new tool for marketing the region for potential business opportunities. The assessment includes analysis of demographic, income and employment trends, identifying strengths and opportunities for economic development with economic opportunity interviews and understanding the perspective of local businesses in Fulton County.
- Fulton County Guide Book
A guide to IEDC Site Selection Data Standards provides a methodology for updating demographic and economic data on an ongoing basis utilizing International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Site Selection Data Standards.
- Local Government Education Online Learning
University of Illinois Extension's Local Government E-Institutes offers content in a variety of formats like e-learning modules, video recordings, audio recordings, recorded presentations and webinars depending on the topic. This program for online local government education focuses on various topics pertinent to local officials and is available completely online from your home computer or mobile device.