“The mission of the Hancock County Economic Development Corporation is to enhance the economic vitality of Hancock County” Today, as I sit down at my computer and begin to type this letter, I first want each of you to understand that I am not writing this simply as the Executive Director of Hancock County Economic Development. I am writing these words as a mother of two, a grandmother of four small children, and a sister to siblings who due to organ transplants and dialysis treatments are … [Read more...] about Message from HCED Director, Belynda Allen
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Entering the second six months in the position of Executive Director of Hancock County Economic Development, I am excited about the growth opportunities that are available to both existing businesses and industries and entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout Hancock County communities. Big things are beginning to emerge in Hamilton as we work towards the annexation of new areas of the community into the city limits and an addition of a new TIF district and area. The new TIF will … [Read more...] about Update from the HCEDC Director Belynda Allen
Dear Friends of Hancock County, Having just officially passed the date of one full month on the job as the Hancock County Economic Development Executive Director, I have to say it has been exciting! I have been so honored to have met and developed relationships, connections, and friendships with people from all walks of life in the HCED community. I look forward to continuing to strengthen these bonds in order to Grow Hancock County in positive ways by joining with each of you in inviting … [Read more...] about A Message from Our New Executive Director
More than 200 students from six Hancock County and surrounding area high schools were provided with information on job openings, training, apprenticeships, and educational opportunities at a job fair in Augusta on March 29th. The job fair was sponsored by the Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois in conjunction with Hancock County Economic Development and Southeastern High School, where the event was held. Thirty-five organizations were represented including area employers, training … [Read more...] about Job Fair at Southeastern High School