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Postponed: Illinois Defense Industry Resilience Program Informational Session

June 4, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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This event is postponed due to logistical issues involving flooding of the Illinois River.  Watch for a reschedule date later in July or August.  Thank you.

The Peoria Region is a Federally Designated Heavy Metal Manufacturing Cluster.  Why is that important to your business?

Join us for an informational session hosted by the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, a DoD sub-grantee of the Illinois Defense Industry Resilience Program. This program was established by the US Department of Defense to promote sustainability for US advanced manufacturing and supply chain networks by providing opportunities nationwide.


  • What is the Illinois Defense Industry Resilience Program?
    • Vicky Miller, Regional Director
      Illinois Defense Industry Economic Diversification Program
      Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Updates on the Peoria Region Industry Resilience Program and getting your business connected.
    • Brandon Hostetter & Linda Krendick, Program Managers
      Illinois Defense Industry Network—Peoria Region
  • Build manufacturing skilled workforce to meet new business opportunities.
    • Brent Baker, GPEDC Director of Workforce Solutions
      Andrew Kerr, Illinois Central College, Associate Vice President of Workforce Development
  • Updates from the Greater Peoria EDC and the GP Manufacturing Network.
    • Chris Setti GPEDC, CEO
      Sally Hanley, GPEDC, Director of Business Assistance and Foreign-Trade Zone #114
  • Open Discussion

Presented in partnership by:

  • Illinois Defense Network
  • Greater Peoria EDC
  • IMEC
  • Illinois Central College
  • Illinois PTAC at Bradley University
  • Bradley University – Illinois SBDC and International Trade Center

Cost: FREE

Contact Name: Emily Lee, IMEC Program & Partner Relations Coordinator

Contact Phone: (309) 677-4633

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June 4, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Gateway Building
200 NE Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
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