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WHITESIDE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JOINS IN NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK CELEBRATION WITH INNOVATIVE NEW WEBSITE SERVICE TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES "SizeUpWhitesideCountyIL" provides free market research to help small businesses
Morrison, IL (March 31, 2022) - Whiteside County is taking the first step in providing the entire county with robust, reliable, and affordable fiber broadband internet access. The county joins the Village of Elsah, Jackson County, Knox County, Mercer County and the City of Springfield in the inaugural cohort of…
Morrison, IL (November 18, 2021) - The last few years haven’t been easy years for Northwest Illinois manufacturers, and 2022 will get even more challenging. Workforce challenges have been, and remain one the biggest challenges facing employers in Northwest Illinois, and if the region’s manufacturers are to remain competitive this…
Morrison, IL (July 9, 2021) - The Annual Healthiest Communities rankings were released on June 29, 2021, and Whiteside County has been recognized as one of the Healthiest Counties in America. 
Morrison, IL (June 21, 2021) - The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected all of us, and in many different ways. But now that COVID-19 case numbers in the U.S., Europe, and many other places have dropped dramatically and restrictions are being lifted, it looks like we are getting back to ‘normal’.…
Whiteside County, IL (May 10, 2021) - 2020 was a life-changing year. The COVID-19 Pandemic killed over 1.8 million people globally, and created worldwide social, political and health related havoc. Some suggest we will never get back to ‘normal’, while others suggest it will take years to get back to…
Small Business Assistance Available  County spreading the word about ComED Small Business Assistance Program and DCEO BIG Grant  
Morison, IL (November 11, 2020) - Whiteside County recently received information from ComEd regarding a COVID-19 package to assist customers and communities in need. The purpose of this Comprehensive COVID-19 Package is to help families and communities recover from the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The package features…
Activity in the Whiteside Carroll Enterprise Zone continued at a good pace, with five new projects approved in the third quarter. 
Morrison, IL (August 31, 2020) - Last Wednesday night, August 26, over 170 film fans converged on the Midway Drive-In Theatre in Sterling, IL, for the First Annual Northwest Illinois Film Festival. Most came from the Northwest Illinois region, some from Chicagoland, and one flew in from Los Angeles. According…
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