Resource Category: Talent

Lake County Partners Annual Report 2023

Our 2023 Annual Report is extremely positive, and includes updates on recent project wins, a list of notable employers, and our progress on important initiatives. It has been exciting to celebrate the cumulative impact of our work. Over the last 5 years alone—LCP fueled a whopping $1.2 BILLION in direct capital investment, drove the creation of 4,445 new jobs, and kept 4,739 existing jobs in our community. Our project pipeline remains robust. We are managing 39 projects, primarily in the industries of advanced manufacturing, life science, data, and sustainable energy. Our involvement with the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership is also opening up new business attraction opportunities. The conversations that we are having with business leaders are very optimistic, and we expect to see continued growth and investment in the back half of the year.

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Lake County Partners Newsletter – June 2024

In the first half of 2024, LCP has celebrated huge business wins including investments made by Medline, Valent BioSciences, OCM and T5 Data Centers. This newsletter does a deep dive of recent stories and metrics, and also highlights the changing face of healthcare in Lake County. Plus, meet local entrepreneur and career pathways evangelist Sue Dickson as she talks about her innovative program, Give Me 10.

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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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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 Housing Analysis

In order for Lake County to attract and retain residents and businesses, it must have a diverse housing stock that provides options for households at different life stages, ages, incomes, and sizes. It needs a greater diversity beyond owner-occupied single-family detached homes. The lack of housing will limit the county’s ability to attract and retain workers, particularly with an aging population, and projected decline in the working age population. In recognition of the important role of housing in community building and economic development, Lake County Partners, with support from Lake County Housing & Community Development and Illinois REALTORS®, is pleased to announce the completion of a Housing Analysis report. LCP worked with Kretchmer & Associates to conduct a study looking at the demographics of the county (population, household profiles, income, etc.) and our housing stock (number, type, location, etc.) to identify gaps. The analysis is a look at the quantitative and qualitative data on the existing housing landscape and the barriers that exist to meeting our housing needs. The report includes several significant findings.

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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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