GP2030 Launches Greater Peoria Job Board

Today, the Greater Peoria 2030 Talent Attraction Initiative (GP 2030) officially launched a digital hub for jobs in the Greater Peoria Area. The Greater Peoria Job Board will serve as a repository of available jobs in the region to make the process of job hunting easier for job seekers. Over 1,800 jobs and 83 companies […]

Posted: April 26, 2022  |  View More »


GP2030 Realtor & HR Professional Seminar

The Greater Peoria 2030 Campaign’s initial seminar, held at the Scottish Rite Theatre on February 24, 2022, drew over 150 realtors and HR professionals to learn more about the talent attraction initiative and how they can help. Representatives from the CEO Council, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, Discover Peoria, and the Morton, Pekin, and Peoria […]

Posted: March 3, 2022  |  View More »


Promotion Leads Shaun Newell to General Manager, Vice President position at WMBD

A Central Illinois native is now the new vice president and general manager at WMBD-TV in Peoria. Shaun Newell has been the station’s news director since 2017. For most of his broadcast career, Newell has worked in Peoria and Central Illinois. He is responsible for the long-range strategy and day-to-day operations of the news department. […]

Posted: January 31, 2022  |  View More »


Greater Peoria Area Passenger Rail Service Survey

Please complete the following survey, which will be used by the Illinois Department of Transportation and local leaders to assess the viability of new passenger rail service through Peoria to provide regional connectivity. Your answers will help inform critical decisions regarding route viability and frequency of service. Passenger trains provide a safe and convenient form […]

Posted: January 26, 2022  |  View More »


Discover Peoria Pop-Up Shop open at the Shoppes of Grand Prairie

The Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (Discover Peoria), the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC), Peoria County, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Morton Area Chamber of Commerce, and seven other community organizations are excited to kick-off the holiday campaign, Shop Local 365 and the opening of […]

Posted: November 15, 2021  |  View More »


ICC Workforce Sustainability Center

Illinois Central College president, Dr. Sheila Quirk-Bailey, sees workforce development as a solution to multigenerational poverty in Peoria. The Workforce Sustainability Center will help both first-time students as well as those individuals looking to change career while also building our region’s credentialed workforce to 60% by the year 2025. This center will be a tremendous […]

Posted: October 29, 2021  |  View More »


Marketing & Branding a City with Joshua Gunn

Hear from CEO Council’s Joshua Gunn as he shares his passion to grow Peoria into “the most equitable” city in the Midwest, with a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mr. Gunn sees unlimited potential in the midsize city that right in Central Illinois. This episode covers economic development, and Mr. Gunn covers the […]

Posted: October 26, 2021  |  View More »


How can Peoria overcome its ‘Inferiority Complex’

The CEO of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, Joshua Gunn, has high hopes for what the River City could become in the next 10 years, but changes need to happen for the city to reach the height of his aspirations. The Journal Star sat with Gunn this summer to gauge his thoughts on life in Peoria after […]

Posted: September 16, 2021  |  View More »


Greater Peoria 2030 Talent Attraction Launch

A coalition of Peoria Area organizations is kicking off the decade-long talent attraction campaign, Greater Peoria 2030, with the goal of growing the Greater Peoria Area population and economy. The participating organizations, Discover Peoria, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, the CEO Council, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, the East Peoria Chamber of Commerce, […]

Posted: September 9, 2021  |  View More »


The Big Table: Greater Peoria 2021 – 2025 CEDS

After nearly two years of planning and engaged discussions with community members, the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC) is set to release the region’s 5-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for public comment before it is officially adopted by the five counties GPEDC serves: Logan, Mason, Peoria, Woodford, and Tazewell. Over the next five […]

Posted: March 2, 2021  |  View More »


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