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.

Twin Oaks (Horizon) Wind Farm tour was a great success also. I don’t know about the other attendees, but I couldn’t hear a thing standing right under a wind turbine and it was really a windy day. What a neat project to have in your backyard.

twin-groves1-36.jpg Thank you to all who made presentation and participated in the April training conference! We make a great group of professionals and represent our prospective communities and counties well. Here are some pictures you may enjoy from the conference.

Have a great summer and we will see you in East Peoria on September 10-12th.


Betty J. Steinert
IEZA President Whiteside County Enterprise Zone Administrator



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