Two local elected leaders and othes are bringing community stakeholders and local businesses together for an Economic Development Roundtable on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon p.m. at the Gateway Center in Collinsville.
State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville (right), state Sen. Rachelle Crowe, D-Glen Carbon (left), the Small Business Development Center at SIUE, and the city of Collinsville will play host to the event. There will also be a representative from the Illinois Department of Transportation to give details about upcoming capital projects in the Metro East.
“There is a lot of excitement surrounding the capital plan, so I thought it would be great to give business and community leaders an update on what projects the state has coming in the near future,” Stuart said. “This event will also allow attendees to ask questions about other factors that will play a role in development in the Metro East.”
The Economic Development Roundtable will include a short presentation from IDOT, a panel discussion, and the opportunity to ask questions to panel members. Representatives from both Madison and St. Clair County will also be participating as members of the panel. This event is free and open to the public, no registration is required.
“I’ve lived in the Metro East for over 20 years, and I am proud to have fought to ensure that our communities are invested in,” continued Stuart. “I’m excited to hear more about the development in the region and the work we did last Spring to ensure downstate Illinois is a priority for economic investment.”
For more information, contact Stuart’s office in Collinsville at (618) 365-6650 or at RepKatieStuart@gmail.com.