Resource Category: Manufacturing

Lake County Partners Newsletter – May 2024

LCP joined local officials in celebrating major expansions in Lake County – including Valent BioSciences in Libertyville and T5 Data in Grayslake. Also, we’re recapping the powerful stories that emerged from our Big Event, and showcasing our award winner, Josh Fischer at Fischer Paper Products.

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LCP’s Big Event On Track For Record Success

Lake County Partners’ signature annual breakfast, aptly named “The Big Event,” will once again bring together hundreds of business and civic leaders for a morning focused on continued collaboration and business growth in Lake County, Illinois. Awards will be presented to Fischer Paper Products and educator Gina Schuyler for their investments in the community.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – April 2024

Business growth is in full force this month, and Chicagoland is once again ahead of the trends. Get the latest on Smalley Steel Ring’s expansion, our thoughts on the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership, a data dive revealing why young talent is moving to the region, your tickets to the Big Event and a Q&A with Wight & Company’s Megan Zack, who weighs in on the latest trends in sustainability.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – March 2024

For an astounding 11th consecutive year, Site Selection Magazine has recognized Chicagoland’s enduring allure as a hub for business growth. Also, LCP’s in-demand annual breakfast program is back and better than ever. Join us Thursday, May 9th at the Lincolnshire Marriott for unparalleled networking and an inspirational morning focused on ways to strengthen, sustain, and leverage Lake County’s business assets. Get insights from keynote speaker and best-selling author Rajeev Kapur as well as local leaders such as Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, LCP Chair Steve Madden, LCP President Kevin Considine and others. Also, read GCEP’s new Annual Report, celebrate recent Lake County business headlines and meet new Board of Governors Member and President of Lake Forest College, Dr. Jill Baren.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – February 2024

LCP is hitting the ground running in 2024 where economic development is concerned. This issue looks at the many accolades that Illinois has received for its workforce development, corporate investment, infrastructure, education, capital access and cost of living. We also dive into a new deep pool project proposed by Diveheart, explore what the new Made in Illinois automation grants mean for manufacturers, and review what the $8.1 million grant awarded to Rosalind Franklin University means for the school’s infrastructure, technology and training.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – December 2023

We’re ending 2023 on a high note when it comes to business development in Lake County, Illinois. We capped off a record streak of job and investment growth, and this newsletter touches on the highlights, providing a bevvy of stories on life science, manufacturing and more. Plus, we celebrate Kevin Considine’s recent appointment as Vice Chair of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership, and we visit with LCP Board of Governors’ Vice Chair Dan Joyce.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – November 2023

Autumn has brought many opportunities to celebrate business growth and capital investment in Lake County, Illinois. Midwest Industrial Funds broke ground on a massive new spec development in Libertyville, LCP proudly participated in a regional delegation to Japan, and Governor Pritzker joined local officials in celebrating new green technology at EVBox. Plus, meet long-time LCP supporter and new Board of Governors member John McCann – he is the Economic and Business Development Manager at ComEd.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – October 2023

This issue looks at the many ways that LCP is fueling capital investment and job growth. It also goes in depth on a recent ribbon cutting at advanced manufacturer Real Wheels, and promotes the new Asset Report & Map produced by the Greater Chicagoland Economic Development Partnership. Plus, meet Kim Wimer, the Human Resources Manager at Laser Precision and the Chair of the Lake County Workforce Development Board.

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RealWheels Invests $6 Million to Expand & Create New Jobs

RealWheels Corporation joined local leaders and officials together in celebration of the advanced manufacturing company’s expansion at 3905 Route 173 in Zion, Illinois. RealWheels recently completed the move-in, following its renovation of the 65,000 sq. ft. facility to accommodate continued growth and new product development. What initially started as a DIY wheel cover project by Founder and President Jan Polka has developed into a thriving business with over a dozen U.S. patents, offering hundreds of products to customers around the world.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – September 2023

Lake County’s talent pipeline continues to stand out as among the best in the nation. U.S. News & World Report just ranked local high schools among the top out of 18,000 schools surveyed. Rosalind Franklin University is making major investments in space and workforce training, with a new nursing program. As a result of local efforts, Chicagoland was just ranked in the Top 10 biopharma clusters in the country. Also, meet Benjamin Rodriguez, the new Director of College and Career Readiness at Community HS District 128.

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