2017 Solar Luncheon

Thank you to Bill DeLoach of ComEd and Jon Carson & David Lipowicz from Trajectory Energy Partners for educating attendees on solar opportunities and benefits for local business.

2017 Fall Networking Event

2017 Annual Industrial Broker Breakfast

2017 Legislative Breakfast

Thank you to Representatives David Welter and Lindsay Parkurst, Senator Sue Rezin, And Congressman Adam Kinzinger for participating in this year’s legislative breakfast.

Economic Development Bootcamp

The GEDC hosted its first Economic Development Bootcamp. Experts were on hand to talk about what it takes to be successful in economic development. Thank you to our speakers:

John McCann, ComEd
Darcie Fankhauser, Ridge Development
Bryan Hauser, AT&T
Joe DelReal, Nicor
Jeff Adducci, AT&T

Annual Dinner

The GEDC in conjunction with the Grundy County Chamber hosted its annual dinner on March 22, 2017 at Chapin’s East in Minooka. There were several awards presented to businesses and individuals in recognition of their accomplishments and their contributions to the Grundy County economy and community. The GEDC honored the following for their excellence in 2016:

Business of the Year – Exelon Generation – Dresden Station
Partnership of the Year – Joliet Junior College
Welcome to Grundy County – Blair Road Hotel Associates & Hampton Inn & Suites Minooka

Competitive Power Ventures

The GEDC is excited to announce that Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) is planning to construct a $1 billion, 1,100 MW generating station in Grundy County. The GEDC has been working with CPV since March of 2015 and are very happy that they have chosen Grundy County to build their new state-of-the-art facility. To learn more about the project contact the GEDC or visit CPV’s website at

2016 Bus Tour
Exelon Nuclear – Dresden Station