Legislation

  • 20-year Extension Bill Advances out of Senate

    Senate Bill 3659 has been passed by the Illinois Senate and has now moved to the House for consideration.  This bill is an agreed bill with bi-partisan support and provides for Illinois Enterprise Zones to have the ability to extend their termination dates by an additional 20 years.  The bill has also been given the firm promise in the Senate that no Prevailing Wage mandate will be attached.  The Officers and Board of IEZA have worked with both sides of the aisle in Springfield and others to bring this measure that preserves the viability of the Enterprise Zone Program for an additional 20 years.

    Just below is the IEZA position paper.  A pdf of this document is at the bottom of this article.

  • Dixon’s UPM Raflata Receives Award

    ieza-upmaward.jpgIllinois Chamber and Illinois Development Council Present “Edies” to Recognize those who Imagine, Design, Invest, Build and Bring Jobs, Growth and Prosperity to Illinois Communities.

    Five Illinois Economic Development projects were presented with Edie Awards at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Chicago June 25. Governor Pat Quinn, keynote speaker for the luncheon meeting, praised their accomplishments in creating jobs and investing in Illinois.

  • 2008 Fall Conference Presentations now online

    presentation.jpgThe presentations for the 2008 Annual Fall Conference held September 10-12 at Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria, Illinois have been made available for your convenience. 

    An FYI -- several of these presentations are very large in size.  Please note the file size next to the name of the presentation before downloading. 

  • 2008 Fall Conference Presentations

    presentation.jpgThe presentations for the 2008 Annual Fall Conference held September 10-12 at Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria, Illinois have been made available for your convenience. 

    An FYI -- several of these presentations are very large in size.  Please note the file size next to the name of the presentation before downloading. 

  • Updated Zone Termination Dates

    To: IEZA Membership
    From: John Thompson:

    Re: Termination dates

    When the IEZA met at our Spring Conference in Bloomington, the Administrator’s Manual that was distributed on CD contained a list of Zone Termination Dates. Three zones were listed with termination dates occurring in the past. I requested ...

  • April 2008 Conference Report

    theatre-47.jpg What a great conference in Bloomington/Normal!

    Normal’s Uptown revitalization project is really rolling along. With the renovation of some of the old buildings and the construction of the new buildings that look they are older buildings, it was really something to see. What a project and how the city, economic development, and businesses have worked together to make it all happen. I have and will continue to tell everyone that will listen about the Uptown Normal project and that they need to visit now and again once the projects are completed.

  • 2008 Finalized IEZA By-Laws Published

    As published in the 2008 Goals & Objectives, the By-laws of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association has been published as follows:

    By-laws in pdf format available at the end of this article.

  • Goals & Objectives for 2008

    During the IEZA's 2007 Annual Board Retreat (October 30 - November 1, 2007), the Board approved the following Goals & Objectives for 2008:

  • Meet with James Mathes of IL. State Board of Education

    IEZA Fall Conference Presenter James Mathes of Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be available to speak with you one-on-one at the IEZA Fall Conference, on how the Enterprise Zone Abatement affects your school’s state aid funding.

  • Mike Pierceall Taking Position in Carbondale

    Long time IEZA member and Economic Development colleague Mike Pierceall has moved employment from The Alliance of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon to Carbondale. The Alliance’s loss will be Carbondale’s gain. Mike’s accomplishments couldn’t have been stated any better than in the article written by Kerry L. Smith in the “Illinois Business Journal.” The article (follows just below) is a great tribute to Mike, and after receiving permission we decided to put the article on the IEZA web page. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did. Mike, you will always be a part of our group and we look forward to continuing to work with you!
    Betty Steinert, President, IEZA

    At the end of July, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon community said "so long" to one of its most valuable professionals and wished him the very best as he headed further south to continue his economic development and planning career in Carbondale.