Lisle, Ill. —Orbus Exhibit & Display Group recently announced plans to expand its operations with a 347,400-square foot building in the Union Pointe business park in Woodridge. The expansion will bring 300 jobs into DuPage County with plans to grow to 450 employees in the near future. The move is part of an expansion plan from their current facility in Bolingbrook.
Lisle, Ill. – On Tuesday, May 7 Choose DuPage along with Ice Miller LLP and Mesirow Financial hosted the DuPage County Regional Business Outlook at Drury Lane in Oak Brook, Ill. Local business owners, government leaders and other members of DuPage County’s business community gathered to listen to insights about current regional, national and global economic conditions.
Application Due: Varies by program year; next due date is June 13, 2013
Under the Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity announcement, EDA will make construction, non-construction, and revolving loan fund investments under the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. Grants made under these programs will leverage regional assets to support the implementation of regional economic development strategies designed to create jobs, leverage private capital, encourage economic development, and strengthen America’s ability to compete in the global marketplace. EDA is soliciting applications from rural and urban communities to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions. For more information, visit the grant opportunity synopsis.
Governor’s Clean Water Initiative Helped Draw World’s Largest Water Pump Manufacturer to Illinois
DOWNERS GROVE – As part of his agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward, Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Grundfos officials to break ground on the global water pump manufacturer’s new North American headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois. Denmark-based Grundfos, the world’s largest water pump producer, will create 40 new jobs at the headquarters. The Illinois Clean Water Initiative – which was launched by Governor Quinn in 2012 to overhaul the state’s water infrastructure – was cited by the company as a key reason why they chose Illinois. Continue reading
Choose DuPage works to bring Chicago Symphony Orchestra to
The Morton Arboretum in June 2013
Lisle, Ill. —The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) announced Thursday that it will present five concerts at The Morton Arboretum on June 27, 29 and 30, 2013.
Choose DuPage played an integral role in the process to bring the CSOA to the DuPage County, working with the Symphony and their consultants to provide accurate demographic information, economic information, infrastructure information, focus groups and other critical components needed for a decision of this magnitude. Continue reading