economic development

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry.

In this InFocus episode:

  • Discussion of economic impact of Macy's closure
  • Potential opportunities in University Mall and elsewhere
  • Next steps for Carbonale, as Illinois' legal marijuana law takes effect

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Live 2 Lead Facilitator Russ Williams about the 2019 event in Marion:

Carbondale To Host Employment Fair On October 9th.

Oct 7, 2019

The City of Carbondale is sponsoring an Employment Fair on Wednesday October 9th, 2019 at the Carbondale Civic Center.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) about the 2nd Annual Southern Illinois Made Expo, hosted in Marion July 27-28.

Solar-Assisted Bitcoin Plant Coming To Murphysboro

Sep 19, 2018
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

A company, based in Canada, that specializes in installing solar arrays is planning on building a system on land in Murphysboro to help power a company which will process bitcoins.

The U.S. Treasury now officially certifies three areas of Carbondale as federal Qualified Opportunity Zones.

Carbondale Economic Development director Steven Mitchell says this is a new program established in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

The Brookport Betterment Committee is giving a second chance to one of the southern Illinois city’s historic buildings.

Southern Illinois is home to the nation's 8th oldest regional economic development district.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Friday celebrated the Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission's 50th anniversary during an event at SIU's Transportation Education Center.