The purpose of the Illinois Enterprise Zones is to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization in economically depressed areas of the state. Businesses located (or those that choose to locate) in a designated enterprise zone can become eligible to obtain special state and local tax incentives, regulatory relief, and improved governmental services, thus providing an economic stimulus to an area that would…
Several Lawrence County businesses are already on board for a new program targeted toward high school juniors and seniors that is scheduled to launch in Fall 2015.
Courtney Yost, the executive director of the Lawrence County Industrial Development Council, is spearheading a fundraising initiative to bring a program called Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) to Lawrence County.
Courtney Yost recently received an award while attending the Midwest Community Development Institute conference in Moline and acting as a representative for Lawrence County. Yost was awarded the title of Class Champion-Year 1.