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crgcChicago Regional Growth Corporation

New forum launches to help coordinate the region's 
economic priorities

The Chicago Regional Growth Corporation (CRGC) launched last Thursday, providing metropolitan Chicago with a needed forum to set economic priorities and help generate regional growth and prosperity. 

CRGC is the regional economic development organization that drives collaboration among public and private partners in order to generate inclusive growth and prosperity across northeastern Illinois. Through CRGC's leadership, the region will speak and act with one voice. 

CRGC is comprised of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties and the City of Chicago. The region is one of the world's top ten most competitive economies, at the center of global trade routes with major assets in transportation infrastructure, information technology, manufacturing and more. 

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen represented the seven county leaders when he spoke during the press conference announcement last Thursday at mHUB Chicago, the city's first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing. 

"One big gap for Kane County, our communities and the region is the absence of regional marketing and promotion of the many assets that might be located in one county, but benefit all," Lauzen said. "We believe that all 275 municipalities in our counties will benefit by being able to be found in the regional context that CRGC will provide." 

Read more about the event in a recent Kane County Connects article

Mark VanKerkhoff, Director of the Kane County Development & Community Services Department, has been named as a Founding Board Member for the CRGC representing Kane County.  Please feel free to contact him at vankerkhoffmark@co.kane.il.us or 630-232-3451 if you have any questions. 

launchONTO 2050 Launch Event

Save the date for CMAP's unveiling of the region's next comprehensive plan

Mark your calendar to celebrate metropolitan Chicago's future at the ON TO 2050 launch event on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at Millennium Park in Chicago. CMAP will present the region's new comprehensive plan, which will have been three years in the making. Watch the Weekly Update and CMAP website for more details in coming months, including registration and the event program. 

swcdKane-DuPage SWCD Winter Seminar

The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District 
hosts winter seminar 

The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a winter seminar for local resource management practitioners at Elgin Community College. The event will feature a variety of speakers sharing best practice experiences on several topics. The keynote address will feature a presentation by Jessica Espenshade, the Agricultural Program Coordinator for the National Wildlife Federation titled Engaging the Middle Adopter Decision Making Farmers in Conservation Additional speakers will include: 

David Robinson, CPESC and Todd Terrill, DR Horton
Dewatering BMP-Experience From The Field

Logan Gilbertson, P.E., CFM, HR Green, Inc.
Carpenter Creek Stream Restoration

Casey Perry, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
Pulte Homes Atwater: Compliance Case Study

Ron Abrant of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Maureen Brehmer of the Illinois EPA will also be on hand to give a short update on state and national regulatory topics. 

February 27, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elgin Community College (map)
Seigle Auditorium - Building E
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123

The $40 registration fee also includes a continental breakfast and 3 continuing education credits. 

To register and view additional event information, visit the KDSWCD event webpage. For any questions, please contact the district office at 630-584-7960 Ext. 3. 
Kane County Planning Cooperative
Matt Tansley, Land Use Planner - (630) 232-3493 
tansleymatthew@co.kane.il.us or kcplancoop@co.kane.il.us

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