East Central Illinois Development Corporation has been providing regional economic development since 1984. Our organization continues to grow and adapt to the changing needs of our region based on input from our Board of Directors and Advisors.

Workforce Development is a primary issue of importance for our business and community leaders as well as residents. ECIDC is working with leaders to identify challenges and needs in order to develop a strong, skilled labor force.

ECIDC will continue to conduct the annual Regional Workforce Assessment to identify skilled labor needs and trends in our area. The Regional Workforce Roundtable will be held on a biennial basis with the next Roundtable scheduled for 2018.

Tourism continues to have a strong economic impact on our region. The Regional Tourism Team continues to seek opportunities to collaborate and promote activities for the area which will increase local revenues without impacting local residents. ECIDC hosts the regional Tourism website, eastcentralillinoisevents.com and corresponding monthly newsletter featuring family fun, festivals and farmers markets.