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Industry and Economy

A Firm Basis for Growth

GREDA is truly a regional organization, reaching out to communities throughout Knox, Warren and Henderson counties, such as Galesburg, Monmouth, Knoxville, Abingdon, Galva, Williamsfield and beyond.

GREDA was formed in 2001 by an energetic partnership of leaders from the private and public sectors to address the economic needs of our region. Today, GREDA continues to focus on wealth creation by collaborating with regional allies to promote high-quality job growth.

GREDA is committed to working with private and public sector investors who collaborate to enhance wealth creation by marketing our region and helping employers retain and create quality jobs.

As a private and confidential point of contact, GREDA provides information and services available to new and expanding companies in the Galesburg region as well as referrals to ally organizations with specific areas of expertise. Regional information and services include:

• Industrial site and building profiles
• Business incubator facilities
• Enterprise Zone program information
• Low-interest business financing program information
• Employer training program information
• Local vocational and computer training centers
• Tax Increment Financing (TIF) program information
• Build-to-suit and lease-back options
• Business start-up assistance
• General, statistical and demographic information on Galesburg and the surrounding region
• Cost information and comparisons
• Transportation information
• Wage and labor market information

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