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Manufacturing And Supply Chain Forum Recap

  • September 17, 2019
  • News

The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC) was excited to sponsor the Illinois Defense Industry Network (IDIN) Informational Session for regional suppliers. In conjunction with partners from the Quad Cities, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and the Illinois Procurement Technical…

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IMA Introduces New Leadership Program: Next Wave

  • September 13, 2019
  • News

The Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) is launching a new program for young and emerging leaders called Next Wave. This program will be chaired by a GPMN member, Danette Swank, president of Philippi-Hagenbuch. This new group within the IMA will help…

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Greater Peoria Manufacturing and Supply Chain Forum

  • July 30, 2019
  • News

The Illinois Defense Network and Greater Peoria Economic Development Council are sponsoring an informational and networking event this August. This Manufacturing and Supply Chain Forum will focus on solutions for business sustainability and diversification, especially through Defense and other government contracts. This…

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Defense Contracting

Army Corps of Engineer Webinar

  • July 18, 2019
  • News

The US Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a Small Business Event this Friday, July 19th. Webinar: Illinois Waterway (ILWW) 2020 Consolidated Closures- Contract and Project Information for Industry When: Friday, July 19, 9AM. This webinar will provide information to…

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Manufacturing Matters

Manufacturing Matters

  • July 17, 2019
  • News

The Illinois Manufacturers Association (IMA) has released its 2019 report focusing on the economic impact of the manufacturing sector in Illinois.  Earlier this week, IMA CEO Mark Denzler visited Peoria to discuss the findings of this impact report. Denzler touched on…

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Manufacturers Purchase Credit

Illinois Reinstates Manufacturers Purchase Credit

Illinois legislators, working alongside the Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA), have reinstated the Manufacturers Purchase Credit. This new tax incentive that takes effect on July 1, 2019, will save manufacturing companies tens of millions of dollars. Companies will no longer pay sales tax on consumables…

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Manufacturing Outlook

Manufacturing Optimism at Record High

  • June 13, 2019
  • News

The National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM) Outlook Survey for the first quarter of 2019 shows record high optimism in the manufacturing industry. At 91.8%, the optimism index reached record highs. Compared to 2015-2016, the index is up over 23%. Manufacturing…

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Risk Management & The Importance Of Cybersecurity

IMEC to Host Cybersecurity Session

  • June 12, 2019
  • News

The Greater Peoria EDC in partnership with IMEC will host a cybersecurity session entitled, "Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing" with an emphasis on current and future defense contractors and sub-contractors. The event will take place on July 30 at the…

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