Local Sports Calendar

Local Sports Calendar

Economic Development Tools To Build Your Community

Download as iCal file
Thursday, January 26, 2023by bdust

alliance jan 26 850

Economic Development Tools to Build Your Community

Understanding and utilizing economic development tools like Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF), Business Districts, and Enterprise Zones are keys to growing successful communities.

The Business Navigator Alliance of South Central and Southeastern Illinois is hosting a webinar to dive into these topics on January 26th at 10:30 a.m.

Adam Stroud, Senior Project Manager with PGAV Planners, a community planning consulting firm in St. Louis, will lead the discussion, providing an overview of TIF, Business Districts, and Enterprise Zones and how these resources can be utilized to create lasting community assets.

Then attendees will hear from Brittny Gipson, Dieterich Village Clerk and Todd Hull, City of Effingham Economic Development Director on how their communities have leveraged these tools to support residential, industrial, and commercial growth.

The webinar is free to attend and those interested can register here:


The Southeastern Illinois Business Navigator Alliance was formed by Clark, Coles, Crawford, Edgar, Effingham and Moultrie Counties to provide professional outreach and technical assistance in applying for state and federal economic relief programs for businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.  The BNA, which can be found at www.ilbusinessnavigators.com, hosts outreach events, virtual offices hours, and provide one-on-one technical assistance. 

For further information, contact:

Courtney Yockey, President & CEO 

Effingham County Regional Growth Alliance