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Support for the Metra reverse commute pilot project on the Milwaukee District North Line continues to grow, because the enhanced service will give Lake County companies even greater access to talent. 


Thanks to the support of our investors, Lake County Partners celebrated 20 years of driving business growth and prosperity in 2018. In reflecting on the organization’s past and present, it’s clear that our role as the connector between business, talent and opportunity has never been more vital. See our end-of-year snapshot for a look at recent business headlines and our 2019 work plan strategy.


Partners in the Lake County Workforce Ecosystem successfully hosted the 3rd annual Lake County Engineering Internship and Job Fair, which connected hundreds of engineering-focused college students from across the country with top Lake County employers. The goal of events like these is to help students access the broad range of career paths available in Lake County and help employers attract and retain the next generation of employees.


Lake County continues to lead when it comes to innovation. Congratulations to Rosalind Franklin University of Research and Medicine’s Dr. Stutzmann and Dr. Peterson for being named to the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition’s Researchers to Know in Illinois List. 


The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the many award-winning businesses in Lake County. Congratulations to the many companies with a local presence that were recognized for promoting diversity in their workplaces by Great Place to Work.


ComEd has been approved to issue rebates up to $500,000 for businesses installing new solar energy systems—an incentive not possible in many states. Learn more about how to take advantage of the program here. 


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