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An Economic Development Evaluation and Plan for Tomorrow Created April 2024

PROJECT OVERVIEW The Development Consortium, Inc. (TDC) was initially engaged by the Village of Chatham to assist the village in seeking an economic development planning grant funding through the RISE Grant Program.

This program is managed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO). That funding request was granted by the Department and TDC was engaged to evaluate the Village’s economic development opportunities and pathways for success in the future.

Discussions with local officials and other stakeholders led TDC to explore four specific, potential economic development initiatives and evaluate their feasibility and potential for providing the foundation for long-term growth for Chatham. These initiatives produced the following documents: