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Tonya Flannery, Economic Development Director
Address: 120 E. Ryder Street
Phone: (217) 324-5253
Fax: (217) 324-5619
To increase the wealth of the community and improve the quality of life of its citizens.
The City's Economic Development Department provides a bridge between private and public sectors to assist with the economic growth of the community in areas of job creation and retention through recruitment and expansion of businesses and developments.
Economic Development Responsibilities:
Increase the job base while maintaining present jobs;
Implement strategies that will aid in business attraction;
Develop and maintain economic development related data and databases necessary for business recruitment;
Develop and enhance partnerships with agencies, utilities, transportation, and other economic development allies;
Coordinate financial and tax incentive packages