LGE Webinar: Enterprise Zones - U of I Extension

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LGE Webinar: Enterprise Zones

This article was originally published on January 19, 2018 and expired on February 15, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

URBANA, Ill. - University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development team will host a free webinar, on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Noon, entitled Enterprise Zones, presented by Ben Wilson, Director of Economic Development from the Village of Matteson. 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 required. Register online or contact Nancy Ouedraogo at esarey@illinois.edu more information.

Source: Nancy Ouedraogo, Extension Specialist, Community Economic Development, esarey@illinois.edu

Pull date: February 15, 2018