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Kathie Brown
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
University of Illinois Extension
4810 North Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone: 309-255-9189
FAX: 309-685-3397

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Illinois Farmer Today featured the Havana Health Careers Opportunity (HCCO) program in a recent edition. HCCO was started with the goal of helping high school students connect the dots between school and their future career.

Community and Economic Development Educator Kathie Brown worked with a great team of partners to develop the ongoing program that provides students with experiences in real-life medical careers and introduces them to a network of professionals.

Read more about the program and the impact is it making in the lives of students.

Questions? Contact Kathie Brown, Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development at brownlk@illinois.edu

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  • 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.

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