Who is GEDC?

Serving Grundy County since 1993, the Grundy Economic Development Council (GEDC) is a not-for-profit organization that fosters partnerships between business, labor, community, and education sectors. Working with these local entities, the GEDC strives to produce a strong and successful business environment in Grundy County. When investors, site selectors, and industry leaders are looking to locate or expand their business, the GEDC serves as the primary resource for information, including available property listings, incentives, and demographics.

Team members

The staff at GEDC and its committee members are dedicated to helping you and your business find solutions in an effort to help companies meet their growth objectives.


Nancy E. Norton

President & CEO
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Monica Schild

Business Director
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Nikki Wills

Office Manager
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2024 Full Board Committee Members

* Executive Committee Member
  • John Adler*Aflac, representing the Chamber of Commerce
  • Amanda AndersonOld National Bank
  • Chris Balkema*Grundy County Board
  • Chris Brown - City of Morris
  • Suzy Brown*The Newberg Group
  • Pete Brummel*Grundy Bank
  • Lance CopesGAVC
  • Caleb Counterman – Grundy County Board
  • Tom Dohm*Morris Hospital
  • Mike DonnellyLyondellBasell
  • Tom DurkinVillage of Channahon
  • Matt FritzVillage of Coal City
  • Mike GerrishUBC Local 174
  • Ryan Hansen*Chamlin and Associates
  • Tami Hansen - "D" Construction
  • Sharon JohnsonConstellation
  • Terry Kernc*Village of Diamond
  • Norm LardiVillage of South Wilmington
  • Jeff Lind - Village of Minooka
  • Brett Madison*ADM
  • John McCann*ComEd
  • Clyne Namuo – Joliet Junior College
  • Nick Oeser  - D'Arcy Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Inc.
  • Oguz Orucoglu Procter & Gamble
  • Matt Reed*US Cold Storage
  • Andy Schwerha*Aux Sable/Pembina
  • Scott Shannon – Busey Bank
  • Dave SilvermanMahoney, Silverman & Cross
  • Chris Spencer – Coal City Unit District #1
  • Taivo TammaruClarius Partners, LLC
  • Mike Wright* Edward Jones

The GEDC and the Grundy County Chamber are seeking proposals for an Economic Diversification and Resiliency Plan for Grundy County. To learn more and to view the full RFP, click here. Submissions accepted via email until February 9, 2024 at 4 PM.