Economic en Risinger shares priorities for Planning Commission <div>Former state senator Dale Risinger says he hopes to renew focus on some lagging Tri-County Regional Planning Commission projects. The commission last week appointed Risinger as its interim executive director. The commission has completed a corridor study to build a proposed Eastern Bypass. &nbsp;That project would connect Interstate 74 with Illinois Route 6 in the north-east-region of Peoria. Risinger says he wants to focus on selecting a proposed route for the bypass:</div><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 01:26:35 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19727 at Risinger shares priorities for Planning Commission State’s economic development wing fights for existence <p></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:06:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2684 at State’s economic development wing fights for existence Peoria looks to attract new call center <div class="content"><p>Peoria officials are working together to attract a new call center business to the city. Mark Rothert&nbsp; is assistant Peoria County Administrator for Economic Development.&nbsp; He says the company would create about 200 jobs if it locates in the area.</p><blockquote><p>"Right now, immediately, if the company were to expand into Peoria, they could fill about 50 jobs immediately. So, with that potential of 200 jobs, this is a good project to be working on to help spur on our economic development," says Rothert.</p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:29:43 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 2208 at Peoria County seeks input for economic development plan <p>Peoria County’s Economic Development Department is hosting a set of public forums this week. The department is seeking public input on how individual counties fit into the regional economic plan. The forums aim to identify the assets of individual communities within the counties. Local residents, officials and business owners can attend the forum tonight from 6-7 at West Peoria City Hall, tomorrow from 6-7 at the Princeville Heritage Museum or Tuesday March 5 from 7:30-8:30 at the Chillicothe City Hall.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:24:50 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 1673 at