Focus Forward CI en Focus Forward committee approves budget <div>The group charged with re-working economic development efforts in the Peoria region is closer to adopting a budget.</div><div> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:23:33 +0000 Denise Molina 8381 at Focus Forward committee approves budget New proposed regional EDC <p></p><div>Details about the new regional Economic Development Council are taking shape. It’s part of a transition process from the current EDC recommended by an economic development consultant. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:26:45 +0000 Denise Molina 5482 at New proposed regional EDC 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