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Five organizations with a stake in the DeKalb County’s economic development future – NIU included – recently completed a county-wide data and information collection effort. A summit titled, “DeKalb County Thriving!” will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore, to...
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Leaders from education, social services, business and others will join together Thursday to call upon state legislators to resolve the ongoing budget stalemate. The event, a Unity Rally for a State Budget, will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb....
DeKalb County Government and four other organizations with a stake in the county’s economic development future are beginning an important phase in a recently launched visioning project. The purpose of this effort is to help shape an economic development vision document that will guide planning, marketing and investments for DeKalb County over the next five...
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Harkening back to Abraham Lincoln’s adage that “the best way to predict your future is to create it,” Northern Illinois University and five public and non-profit organizations serving DeKalb County are partnering to create a vision for the county’s economic development future. The first step in this process is to seek broad-based community input about...
NIU President Doug Baker and DeKalb Mayor John Rey
With a relationship spanning 120 years, it is mostly impossible to separate NIU from its home communities of DeKalb and DeKalb County. The university and the municipalities operate not so much as sisters as they are an interrelated social and economic system. Collaborations among organizations and their chief executive officers is teamwork important for the...
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John Lewis, senior research scholar at NIU’s Regional Development Institute, moderated a panel of experts in the fiber optics industry May 30 at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. Broadband and Economic Development Technology Focus Luncheon. About 150 attendees learned about the importance of high-speed fiber and broadband to economic development in the region. Matthew...