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2016 ANNUAL REPORT 2 017 P L A N O F WO R K 1

OUR MISSION The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation works to retain, expand, create and recruit job opportunities for Morgan and Scott counties. 2

CHAIRMANS MESSAGE Dear Investors and Guests, It has been an honor and privilege to serve as Chairman of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation JREDC this past year. I have thorough


PRESIDENTS MESSAGE The Jacksonville region, and all of Central Illinois, has sometimes been overlooked by the larger world. This is our year to SHOUT IT OUT and get the attention we deserve Over the p

STRATEGIC PLANNING In preparation for a strategic planning process, the Jacksonville Regional EDC commissioned Bob Lewis, principal in the nationally recognized Development Strategies consultancy, to

SALES TAX RECEIPTS 20122016 Morgan County 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 1,027,266 971,773 973,358 1,142,409 1,667,527 Scott County 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 84,030 83,536 86,471 93,335 94,627 City of Jack

UNEMPLOYMENT 20122016 Morgan County 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 5.1 4.9 7.2 8.9 8.6 Scott County 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 5.6 5.6 7.8 9.8 9.5 HOME SALES 20122016 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 293 Home Sale

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE ENTERPRISE ZONE 20122016 City of Jacksonville Building Permits 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 9,762,585 14,872.849 15,423,786 19,224,766 25,656,237 CommercialIndustrial 3 3 35 59 38 2


FINANCIAL REPORT BALANCE SHEET for year ending December 31 unaudited ASSETS 2016 CheckingSavings 88,968 InvestmentReserves 246,646 Fixed Assets Furniture 61,319 Lease Hold Improvements 30,531 Accum.

2017 PLAN OF WORK BUSINESS CREATION 1. Continue to support the Morgan Scott CEO Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program 2. Provide support services to at least three 3 firms emerging locally 3.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT IMPROVEMENT 1. Keep staff certifications current and continue to expand skills 2. Maintain participation in national and state professional organizations in order to keep abreast of

2017 NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECT In 2016, the TriCounty Community Development Corporation TriCounty CDC completed the purchase of 82 acres on East Morton Avenue for future business and industrial developm

2016 CHAMPION AWARD JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 117 The Champion Award is a new award, created this year, which recognizes exemplary support for economic development in Morgan and Scott counties from

2016 HAROLD COX INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR Prairieland FS, an agricultural cooperative, has been serving the Central Illinois area since the late 1920s. The company is an industry leader providing services

QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS Recently the company has worked with IRCMeredosia to unload and transport liquid and dry fertilizer out of Meredosia to remote locations throughout West Central Illinois. SERVICE

OUR INVESTORS DIAMOND INVESTORS Annual Investment of 25,000 or more Jacksonville, City of Morgan County US Bank PLATINUM INVESTORS Annual Investment of 10,000 24,999 Illinois Electric Cooperative Jac

BOARD OFFICERS 2017 Officers Chairman, Shawn Rennecker, Illinois Electric Cooperative Vice Chairman, Dusty Douglas, Morgan County Secretary, Paul White, Town Country Bank Jacksonville Asst. Secretar

On Our Cover Alsey Refractories Company Located in Alsey Scott County, Illinois, Alsey Refractories Company has spent more than a century pioneering and refining their processes and practices to offer