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Southern Illinois builders groups support economic development organizations

Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Builders Association, both based in O’Fallon, is promoting economic development with $2,500 donations to each of three organizations.

The donations are to:

JEFFERSON COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: Formed in 2008, JCDC exists to lead, coordinate, develop and implement strategies to enhance economic development through business retention, expansion, attraction and create a climate for economic growth.  This teamwork drives the community forward with a collaborative spirit, the sharing of ideas and shouldering of initiatives that turn concepts into successful projects. Tony Iriti is the executive director.

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION: REDCO is organized exclusively for the purpose of improving general business conditions in Williamson County:  assist in projects, undertakings, studies, and other activities in cooperation and in coordination with local governmental and civic bodies for industrial development; promote industrial development and expansion of industrial, professional, and civic enterprises; and secure cooperation of as many social and economic interests with Southern Illinois as possible. Kelly Fenton is the consultant.

GREATER EGYPT REGIONAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION: Greater Egypt has been serving Southern Illinois communities, citizens, businesses, and local governments since 1961 within the five counties of Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, and Williamson.  Greater Egypt provides economic development planning and assistance, water quality management planning, local government services, technical assistance and provides administrative services for local, state, and federal programs such as Economic Development Administration grants, Delta Regional Authority grants, Community Development Block Grant, Enterprise Zone, and the Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization.

PHOTO: Southern Illinois Builders Association CEO Donna Richter and Cary Minnis, executive director of Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Corporation.

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