Who is GEDC?

Serving Grundy County since 1994, 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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Nikki Wills

Business Director
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Administrative Assistant
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2021 Full Board Committee Members

* Executive Committee Member
  • John Adler*Aflac, representing the Chamber of Commerce
  • Amanda AndersonFirst Midwest Bank
  • Chris Balkema*Grundy County Board
  • Gideon BlusteinIllinois REALTORS
  • Chris Brown - City of Morris
  • Suzy BrownThe Newberg Group
  • Pete Brummel*Grundy Bank
  • Lance CopesGAVC
  • Tom DohmMorris Hospital
  • Mike DonnellyLyondellBasell
  • Tom DurkinVillage of Channahon
  • Matt FritzVillage of Coal City
  • Mike GerrishUBC Local 174
  • Ryan Hansen*Chamlin and Associates
  • Phil HansettExelon Nuclear – Dresden Station
  • Ben Hutchinson*Metalstamp
  • Terry Kernc*Village of Diamond
  • Norm LardiVillage of South Wilmington
  • Kenny LeeMinooka High School District 111
  • Tawnya Mack*Mack & Associates
  • Brett Madison*ADM
  • John McCann*ComEd
  • Judy MitchellJoliet Junior College
  • Drew MufflerGrundy County Board
  • Matt Reed*Aux Sable Liquid Products
  • Jeff RzasaBusey Bank
  • Ken Sandeno“D” Construction
  • Andy Schwerha*Aux Sable Liquid Products
  • Dave SilvermanMahoney, Silverman & Cross
  • Tavio TammaruClarius Partners, LLC
  • Larry Tarman
  • Barry ThompsonVillage of Minooka
  • Mike Wright Edward Jones
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