IL STATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: John Boos & Co receives economic development award
IL State Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 22.
John Boos & Co. is among the five winners of the Economic Development in Illinois Awards – the Edies.
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) released the names of the winners of the 10th annual awards.
The Edies honor outstanding economic development projects completed in the calendar year of 2017 that bring jobs, growth and prosperity to Illinois communities.
“There were a variety of impressive economic development projects submitted this year. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce congratulates the Edie Award project winners and thanks them for their commitment and investment in Illinois’ future,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Todd Maisch.
This year’s Edie Awards were supported by IEDA and sponsored by Nicor Gas.
“It’s energizing to see so many wonderful projects submitted statewide. These winners are what make Illinois prosper and grow. Congratulations!” said Kim Pierce, Chairwoman of them Illinois Economic Development Association.
In recognition of a special application, the Edie Award Committee created a new distinction for the 2018 Edie’s to recognize an organization for exceptional methods in economic development.
John Boos & Co is well known for its gourmet Boos Block cutting boards that are featured in notable venues, as well as cooking shows.
John Boos relocated its business to a larger facility to facilitate additional growth in its service to the gourmet, residential, food service and industrial markets. This $16 million investment in its state-of-the-art facility exhibits its long-term commitment to Effingham and employing over 250 area residents.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce nominated this project.
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