ECIDC is a non-profit, member organization with a mission to:

Foster regional economic development through collaboration, networking, and education. More

 

Grantor Members:

 

 

Coles County Regional Planning Commission

 

 

Forsythe Land

Company

 



Gigabit + from Mediacom Business

Benefactor Members:


Agracel

Cellular One

Coles Together

Edgar County Bank & Trust

Metro Communications Company

Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

Prairie Power Inc.

Shelby Electric Cooperative

State Bank of Arthur

Tuscola Economic Development Inc.

Tuscola National Bank

 

All ECIDC Members

 

 

 

Economic & Community Development Support

ECIDC unifies the community leadership, resources, and organizations concerned with economic development in the region. 

More About ECIDC                  Membership Application and Benefits

 

  

        

                 

                 ECIDC in the Spotlight

 

31 Years of Regional Partnering

Anniversary Video Tribute   2014 Annual Report

 

America's Best Communities Competition

Dozens of community leaders teamed to complete an

Americas Best Communities Grant.  Communities who partnered were Paris, Marshall, West Union, Hutsonville, Robinson, and Palestine. The application was not chosen as a winner, but the partnership lives on.    Town Pictures   WEIU Video

 

5th Annual Broadband Summit a Success

December 2, 2014

Over 50 community leaders and broadband industy executives met at Sarah Bush Lincoln Education Center in Mattoon, Illinois to collaborate and hear broadband updates.  A group of area telecom students and professors also attended the annual event.

Agenda

 

East Central Illinois Hostsed the 2nd Annual Regional Manufacturing Roundtable with 95 in Attendance

On October 28, 2014, dozens of manufacturers, economic development professionals, educators, and community leaders met to share success stories and to network in order to ensure a good pipeline of skilled labor for regional regional manufacturing. Rural Partners awarded a grant to ECIDC to assist with expenses of the conference.

AGENDA    Press Release   Sponsors

 

ECIDC Hosted Meeting for Community Leaders and Association of Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Representatives (AFPM)

 

ECIDC Helps Evaluate and Address

Manufacturing Workforce Needs

  • Conducts surveys of 48 area manufacturers
  • Forms an eci Super Region Coalition
  • Organizes the Annual Regional Manufacturing Roundtable
  • Launches Catch Your Careers Web Site
  • Continues with outreach and collaboration

                    

 

ECIDC Tourism Resource

ECIDC Partnered with Lake Land College and Imagine This! Marketing Group to launch www.EastCentralIllinoisEvents.com.

 

ECIDC Connecting Generations Project -

A volunteer program that matches student trainers with area senior citizens who wish to learn Internet skills.

What is Connecting Generations? (for Seniors)

What is Connecting Generations? (for Students)

What to Expect / Consent Forms

Community Partners / Roles

Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation

How To Guide

Short video - testimonial by student mentor & senior

 

 

 

  

 

Upcoming Events

 

May 21, 2015 Annual

Membership Banquet

Banquet Meal and Registration Link

Invitation

Past Award Winners

 

East Central Illinois Events

Family fun, Festivals and Farmers Markets

 

ECIDC Board Meetings

Next Meeting:

May 21, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Annual Business Meeting in Effingham at the Keller Convention Center

Prior Meetings:

February 19, 2015 Board Meeting

Agenda

November 20, 2014 Board Meeting  

Agenda Minutes

August 21, 2014 Board Meeting

Agenda Minutes

May 15, 2014. Board Meeting

Agenda  Minutes

February 20, 2014 Board Meeting

Minutes

November 21, 2013 Board Meeting

Minutes

Annual Meeting - May 16, 2013

Minutes

August 15, 2013 Board Meeting

Minutes

February 21, 2013 Board Meeting            Minutes

2015-2016 Board Mtg. Schedule

 

More News

 

4/11/14

ECIDC Announces Regional Award Recipients

Jay Markwell of Casey and Richard (Dick) West of Mattoon have been selected as the 2014 Business Ethics and Social Involvement Award Recipients. Norma Lansing of Effingham has been chosen to receive the Outstanding Leadership in Community and Economic Development Award and Bob Colvin was selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award. <more
4/11/14

ECIDC to Host 30th Annual Banquet & Regional Recognition Awards Ceremony

The event will be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Thelma Keller Convention Center, Effingham. A silent auction and cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the awards ceremony to follow at 6:30 p.m. <more
2/25/14

Regional Recognition Awards Nominations

The March 3 deadline is fast approaching to submit nominations for the Regional Recognition Awards including: Business Ethics & Social Involvement Awards (BESI), Outstanding Leadership in Community & Economic Development Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. <more