Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation
The Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation held their Winter Quarterly Forum at the Sauk Village Municipal Center on January 24th, 2014.
CSEDC works with municipalities, the private sector, utilities, and other groups to analyze regional economic development factors, business clusters, and development corridors to identify significant development opportunities and market those sites to the private sector.
Speakers included U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, and Sauk Village President David Hanks, who discussed development opportunities in the area.
Brian Quigley, of Dermody Properties, provided an update on the Sauk Village LogistiCenter. The LogistiCenter is a distribution facility built in 2005 that could serve multiple businesses and totals nearly 500,000 square feet on a 26.5 acre site on Jason Rasmussen Drive. The building is expandable up to 1.2 million square feet.
Senior Vice President of insurance agency The Horton Group Mike Wojick spoke about the Affordable Care Act and the changes that went into effect on Jan. 1, including how they will affect local businesses and municipalities.
Rusty Winchel, a senior consultant for outreach, engagement, and information technologies for the regional development group at Northern Illinois University, discussed the advantages offered to local businesses by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association's $16 million Southland fiber network project that began in May 2012. Winchel is a telecommunications and data networking expert.
The final speaker was Cook County Director of Planning and Development Michael Jasso.
You can view the Presentation from the Conference here.