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Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC)


GPEDC is a public-private partnership that works to improve economic outcomes in the North Central Region of Illinois. Recognized as the Partnership Planning Grants agency for the region, it serves as the central economic planning authority and conduit for the US Economic Development Administration (EDA). GPEDC manages the Greater Peoria Manufacturing Network, an association of 21 members that support defense critical component needs by providing technical assistance, workforce solutions, and supply chain capabilities.

GPEDC serves the Peoria Region, which consists of nine counties in central part of the state: Fulton, Logan, Marshall, Mason , McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford.

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Sally Hanley
Director of Business Assistance

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Linda Krendick
Program Manager, Illinois Defense Network Peoria Region

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