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August 19, 2016

The Pew Research Center found that in 2014, a record-high number of Americans, 60.6 million or 19% of the U.S. population, lived with grandparents. That’s almost as high as back in 1950, when 21% of the population, or 32 million people, lived in such an arrangement. In 1980, the share of Americans in this living arrangement had declined to just 12%. It inched back up in the 1990s, and saw a steep rise post-recession.


This Fall 2016, University of Illinois Extension is inviting all interested participants to tune in to their new Local Government Education Webinar Series, Economic Development for County-elected and Appointed Officials. Appointed government officials and administrators from across the state should tune in to benefit from the broad expertise of our instructors, who will discuss economic development strategies, review data and key information relevant to the Illinois economy, and provide local and state-level perspectives on the site selection process. The first webinar of the series, Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies at Work in Illinois, is on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Noon. 
Register Online for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies at Work in Illinois
Promoting innovation and competitiveness and preparing Illinois regions for growth and success are essential to our economic future.  On September 15, join us for this discussion with Darrin Fleener, U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and Jennifer Daly, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council to learn more about strategies at work in our state.
Here are the dates to remember for the Fall 2016 Economic Development Series:
Thursday, September 15, 2016 | Noon - 1pm – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies at Work in Illinois
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Noon - 1pm – Demographic Snapshot and Review
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Noon - 1pm – Site Selection: Local Perspective and State Support


August 27 - 28 - Agritourism Workshop, Ottawa, IL
September 15 - Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies at Work in Illinois telenet - Noon
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