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12/9/2019 Economy
Will County CED calls 2019 historic year for economy

The Herald News Will County Center for Economic Development calls 2019 'historic' year for economy

Will County continues to see economic growth, low unemployment rate

By ALEX ORTIZ

The Will County Center for Economic Development shared a lot of good economic news Friday at its annual report to investors. John Greuling, the CED’s president and CEO, gave the presentation in Joliet in front of investors and stakeholders from throughout Will County. The report to investors highlighted a number of areas of economic strength, including the county’s role as a global transportation and logistics leader, and growth in myriad industries, from manufacturing to health care.

“The role that Will County plays as an essential nexus for commerce throughout the Midwest and the nation has been acknowledged and appreciated by leaders in Springfield and in Washington, D.C.,” David Livingston, the president of Lewis University in Romeoville and chairman of the CED board of directors, said in the report.

In 2019, Will County saw continued success in terms of economic development and growth with about 5,800 new jobs, $2 billion in new investment and a historically low unemployment rate of 3.2%, according to the CED report.

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