Durbin and Bustos Announce $100,000 Investment in Central Illinois Plan to Create Manufacturing Jobs and Spur Economic Growth

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $100,000 in Economic Adjustment Assistance funding to the Economic Development Council for Central Illinois in Peoria, Illinois to help increase regional competitiveness, economic growth, and job […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds Major BNSF Rail Investment In Knox, Rock Island Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement applauding BNSF’s recent decision to invest $145 million in improving and expanding Illinois rail capacity.  This investment includes extending three departure tracks at the Galesburg Yard to a length of 10,000 feet each and […]

Durbin and Bustos Announce $162,500 Investment in Quad Cities Plan to Spur Innovation and Economic Growth

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $162,500 in Economic Adjustment Assistance funding to the Bi-State Regional Commission and Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce to help create a regional advanced manufacturing innovation hub. […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Announces $700,000 Grant For Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center In Peoria

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $708,686 grant for the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) in Peoria.  Today’s grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  IMEC was established in 1996 to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois’ small and mid-sized manufacturing firms.  For more […]