Incorporated in 1984, East Central Illinois Development Corporation (ECIDC) is one of the longest-running regional economic development groups in the state of Illinois. Community, business, and education leaders from throughout the area formed ECIDC to encourage a collaborative and planned effort to promote East Central Illinois, spur economic growth, and address regional concerns which impact jobs and the economy.

Our economic development strategy focuses on establishing a regional identity as a foundation on which to promote the region, state-wide and nationally, with the goal of supporting and attracting businesses, industry and tourism in the region, while providing educational opportunities to membership, governmental units, and residents.


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