Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties

Rock Island County
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
Email: uie-hmrs@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Henry-Stark County
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-932-3447
FAX: 309-932-3454
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am - 4:30pm (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Mercer County
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 8am - 4:30 pm, (closed from 12pm - 1pm)

Upcoming Events

Enterprise Zones

January 19 - February 15, 2018
(12:00 PM - 1:00 PM )

Enterprise Zones

Presented by: Ben Wilson, Director of Economic Development, Village of Matteson, IL

Noon-1PM, Thursday, February 15, 2018

On Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Noon, UI Extension's Local Government Education program will host Ben Wilson, Director of Economic Development at the Village of Matteson, IL; member of their Enterprise Zone Board and the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association. This webinar will educate local officials and economic development professionals on knowledge of code and how it pertains to communities and initiatives in Illinois.

Since late 2015, Benjamin Wilson has served as the Director of Economic Development for the Village of Matteson.  Prior to coming to the Village, Ben worked at a regional planning commission located in north central Illinois.  For more than a decade, Ben has offered his community and economic development expertise to local governments.

In his current capacity, Ben will be working with village staff to supplement existing efforts to promote economic development.  Ben's expertise encompasses a full suite of community and economic development services, including grant writing, downtown revitalization, business attraction and retention, land use planning, enterprise zone administration, and incentive package development.  He currently serves as the President of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association.

There is no cost to attend the webinar; however, registration will be required. Contact Ken Larimore at larimore@illinois.edu for more information.



View more information about this event.