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URGENT: Manufacturers Needed - Production for COVID-19 Response You may have seen this before, but there is a need for manufacturers to assist to produce needed supplies.Please read the following article to see how you can help.
The Whiteside Carrol Enterprise Zone (WCEZ) will be hosting two Enterprise Zone information meetings in March to provide local businesses with information about the region’s most effective local business incentive, and how it can assist businesses in their expansion or location in Whiteside and Carroll Counties. The meetings will be…
Enterprise Zone investment up significantly in 2019 Morrison, IL (January 6, 2020) – Economic activity in the Whiteside Carroll Enterprise Zone (WCEZ) picked up in 2019, with 19 projects and an investment of $38.6 million, up from 2018’s 13 projects with an investment of $10.5 million. The 2019 projects are…
Leading B2B E-commerce platform Alibaba.com is coming to Whiteside County on October 3, 2019, to introduce Northwest Illinois exporters and export ready businesses to the Alibaba.com Gold Supplier Program, an e-commerce platform that offers small and mid-sized businesses the ability to sell to markets served by Alibaba.com, including the U.S.,…
The 2018 Employment Base Growth for Whiteside County showed positive gains for local industries, especially when compared to the State and neighboring counties. Whiteside County’s 4th quarter employment base showed a +1.9% gain, putting it in the 70th percentile when compared to its peer group of 548 “small counties” nationwide.…
Whiteside County Economic Development and the Morrison Area Development Corporation are teaming up with State Farm Insurance to present an opportunity for sales-minded individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit to run their own insurance agencies in Morrison or Fulton. 
Local indie film SCREW CITY, a coming-of-age story about a rustbelt-city teenager trying to escape is dead-end life through his punk rock band, is gearing up to start filming in Northwest Illinois. According to SCREW CITY co-producer Chris Pratola, “We're ready to go. The script is finished, the shoot dates…
“Building Art” map highlights Whiteside / Northwest Illinois Region Murals Morrison, IL (December 13, 2018) - A new trail map entitled “Building Art”, featuring 40 murals in the Whiteside / Northwest Illinois Region, has been released by Whiteside County Economic Development. The trail map, accessible on the Whiteside County website…
December 3, 2018  The Whiteside Carrol Enterprise Zone (WCEZ) will be hosting two Enterprise Zone Informational meetings in December to present local businesses with information about this local business incentive, and how it can assist businesses in their expansion or location in Whiteside and Carroll Counties. The meetings will be…
The International Trade Forum, "Doing Business With..." was held at Sauk Valley Community College on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.   Whiteside County Economimc Development Director, Gary Camarano, along with partners, CITGA (Chicago International Trade Commissioners' Association) and Sauk Valley Community College hosted a familiarization event with representatives from Bulgaria, Ecuador, Greece,…
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