The Regional Planning Process

On April 7, 2011, more than 100 representatives of private and public sector  interests came together to discuss the future of economic development in  our region.

Photo of the Summit
Doug Elliott welcomes attendees

The Summit opened with a presentation by Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and followed with dynamic, interactive breakout sessions in workforce development, capital formation, transportation, and land use. Presentations will be posted below as they become available.

Dr. Robert Atkinson’s Keynote Presentation

IDOT passenger rail program information
IDOT Transportation PowerPoint
MPOJC Transportation PowerPoint

The public input gathered at the REDS will be summarized at Summit attendees will be contacted again via email  to further refine the information gathered and to guide the development  of the regional plan. If you would like to be added to the mailing list  for this next step in our process, please contact Doug Elliott.