Tax Increment Financing In Southwestern Illinois

Moran Economic helps cities use TIF to attract development

Southwestern Illinois TIF Success Stories Moran Economic helps cities use TIF to attract development By ALAN J. ORTBALS     While Moran Economic Development is not an old firm, it’s quickly become the economic development right arm of many communities in Southwestern Illinois. Keith Moran, president of MED, said that he’s on call with communities like…

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Columbia hosts Illinois Tax Increment Association Spring Conference

Southwestern Illinois TIF Success Stories Columbia hosts Illinois Tax Increment Association Spring Conference By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Columbia will be the smallest community ever to host the Illinois Tax Increment Association when the organization holds its spring conference there April 8-10 but it offers a great opportunity for visitors to learn about exemplary programs. The…

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Advanced Outsource Solutions latest tenant at Alton Center Business Park

Southwestern Illinois TIF Success Stories Advanced Outsource Solutions latest tenant at Alton Center Business Park By ALAN J. ORTBALS    With the addition of Advanced Outsource Solutions late last year, Alton Center Business Park now boasts 650 jobs with more on the way. Its tenants include the American Water Works, American Water Resources, Imperial Manufacturing Group…

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Collinsville uses TIF to continue Uptown revitalization

Southwestern Illinois TIF Success Stories Collinsville uses TIF to continue Uptown revitalization By Alan J. Ortbals    Revitalization is in full force in Uptown Collinsville. The Uptown Structural Rehabilitation and Façade Grant Program continues to be popular with private business owners to provide a 40 percent rebate on permanent improvements to buildings. Twelve business owners utilized…

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