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Foster Launches “Project Growth” Series

Mar 28, 2014
Press Release
Will Focus On Supporting Jobs and Economic Development In Illinois’ 11th District

Joliet, IL — Today, Congressman Bill Foster launched Project Growth, an initiative to focus on jobs and economic development in Illinois’ 11th District.  The initiative will focus on four key issues to spur growth: strengthening the middle class, transportation, education and manufacturing. Foster launched Project Growth by hosting a discussion with community leaders on these key issues.

“Over the past year, I have met with people throughout the 11th District – from local business owners, to mayors and village presidents, to educators, to hard-working men and women – who are doing their part to support economic development,” said Foster. “With the launch of Project Growth, we will bring together members of our community to develop an agenda to grow our local economy and bring jobs and opportunity to our region.” 

In the last year, Foster toured the 11th District, meeting with over 145 businesses and community groups. As part of Project Growth, Foster will continue to meet with businesses, individuals and community groups to develop an agenda for growth for the 11th District.

More information on Project Growth is available here.

Foster was joined in Joliet by:

Larry Walsh, Will County Executive                                                                         

John Greuling, President and CEO, Will County Center for Economic Development

Nancy Baldwin, Vice-President, HR/IT, Nanophase Technologies Corporation

Joan Wisniewski, HR Manager, Pactiv

Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President, Lewis University

Steve Schilke, Project Manager, Illinois Department of Transportation