Committed to improving the quality of life for our members and communities, Jo-Carroll Energy has taken a leadership role in ensuring the success of economic development efforts in Northwest Illinois. We work closely with economic development professionals in Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside and Henry counties.

In 2008, Jo-Carroll Energy was instrumental in forming the Tri-County Economic Development Alliance, Inc. (TCEDA), an organization we now actively support to the benefit of our members and communities. TCEDA, a private, not-for-profit 501c6 corporation, was formed to develop a regional public/private partnership to promote, encourage and support industrial and economic development in Jo Daviess, Carroll and Whiteside counties. TCEDA is now Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) Objectives of the alliance include:

  • Focus on supporting and maintaining existing business enterprises
  • Encourage the expansion of existing business enterprises
  • Develop quality sites for industrial and commercial endeavors
  • Assist with acquiring appropriate grants and financing
  • Develop and maintain a rapid response to outside inquiries and requests
  • Maintain and improve critical economic development infrastructure

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