Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FFCI Celebration Milestone

Focus Forward CI held a celebration milestone event on July 30th the Gateway Building in Peoria. Nearly 300 people attended.  Over the past year more than 1,000 people have been involved in this regional economic development effort.

The event celebrated the completion of a 5-year, asset-based, community economic development plan.  The plan includes measurable goals, including:

  • Add 13,190 new jobs in the region
  • Increase the salary of over 19,000 existing jobs by $5,000/year
  • Increase the number of bachelor and graduate degrees in the region by 2,300 
  • Increase the number of 25-to-44-year-olds in the region to 30 percent of the population
  • Increase the regional population to 386,475 

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