The Jacksonville region, and all of Central Illinois, has sometimes been overlooked by the larger world. This is our year to SHOUT IT OUT! and get the attention we deserve!
Over the past decade, Jacksonville industry has continued to make things that go out across America and around the world, and the community has built bridges between groups so that everyone works together—both of these trends have been contrary to trends in many other communities, by the way. Now, as the climate of the nation once again favors manufacturing and there are renewed efforts to grow jobs domestically, we’re in a strong position to help capture some of the resulting growth.