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  1. Q2 17 Update McHenry County Labor 1

    McHenry County Labor Report - Update Quarter 2, 2017

  2. The Daily Herald Business Ledger recently published an interesting article about the impact of the new state budget on business.

    Read more here: 

    5 ways the new state budget could affect your business

  3. june 2017 employment

    US Employment SnapShot June - 2017

  4. Q1 2017 UpdateMcHenryCountyLaborReport

    McHenry County Labor Report - Update Quarter 1, 2017

  5. march 2017 employment

    US Employment SnapShot March - 2017

  6. february 2017 employment

    US Employment SnapShot February - 2017

  7. january 2017 employment

    US Employment SnapShot January - 2017

  8. december 2016 employment

    US Employment SnapShot December - 2016

  9. U.S. Census Bureau Bureau of Economic Analysis- Economics & Statistics Administration bulletin from 12/22/2016

    Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to today’s third estimate. In the second quarter GDP increased 1.4 percent.

     

    Profits from current production increased $117.8 billion in the third quarter, after decreasing $12.5 billion in the second quarter.

    PDF: http://go.usa.gov/T0E#EconStats

  10. Job Skills 2016
    This report details the Top 150 U.S. Occupations And The Key Skills Needed To Do Each Job.

    Job Skills - 2016

  11. november 2016 employment

    US Employment SnapShot November - 2016

  12. october 2016 employment

    US Employment SnapShot October - 2016

  13. august 2016 employment

    US Employment SnapShot August - 2016

  14. Q1 2016 UpdateMcHenryCountyLaborReport

    McHenry County Labor Report - Update Quarter 1, 2016

  15. July 2016 employment

    US Employment SnapShot July - 2016




  16. Reprinted from July 19, 2016 email from McHenry County Government Center

    McHenry County Economic Development NewsJuly 2016 Edition

    On September 23, 2016, McHenry County will be meeting with seven surrounding counties to discuss economic development in the Northeast region of Illinois. This initiative is led by Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle. As a continuation in a series of meetings, this will be the sixth meeting between Chicagoland county leaders and economic development professionals. The meeting will be held at the new Centegra Hospital in Huntley the morning of Friday, September 23.

    In current news, the land property previously owned by Motorola has been purchased. The new owner is currently working with the State of Illinois, the City of Harvard, and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). The new owner is intent on putting the facility back in operation. We are pleased with the progress so far, and look forward to an announcement detailing future plans for the property.

    Lastly, the General Assembly in Springfield passed a six-month stopgap budget on Thursday, June 30. Transportation construction projects will continue as planned and most government functions will be covered. Albeit a temporary solution, the General Assembly continues to work towards developing a comprehensive, full-year state budget for the future.

  17. june 2016 employment

    US Employment SnapShot June - 2016

  18. may 2016 employment

    US Employment SnapShot May - 2016

  19. Pam enhancing excellence
    Bill Strauss
    Enhancing Excellence Breakfast Series on April 12th, 2016 

    Pam Cumpata, MCEDC President (left). Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (right).

     

    The first of the 2016 MCEDC Enhancing Excellence Breakfast Speaker Series, featured a Midwest Economic Update by William A. Strauss, CBE a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The well attended event resulted with many attendees requesting access to the presentation. MCEDC is pleased to provide it, please click a link below to download.

     

    PRESENTATION (ppt)

  20. usemployment mar2016

    US Employment SnapShot March 2016

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