“The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois is an economic development agency working to unite business, industry, government, education and labor for economic growth in Southwestern Illinois. For more than 30 years, the organization has championed Southwestern Illinois as a great place to grow a business and served as a driving force behind successful economic development efforts throughout the region. Today, more than 200 members are engaged in the Council’s core initiatives.
Protecting and growing the 13,000 jobs at Scott Air Force Base remains a top priority, and the Task Force leading that effort is guided by representatives of the Leadership Council, St. Clair and Madison counties. Equally important is the Metro East levee improvement initiative, which will reach a critical milestone in the coming months as more than $100 million in improvements are completed, paving the way for the levees to be reaccredited by FEMA. The Leadership Council also is addressing the tremendous opportunities for job growth in the area of multi-modal logistics and manufacturing through its Southwestern Illinois Transportation Enhancement (SITE) Initiative.
We greatly value our members for recognizing the importance of our mission and for their willingness to support our work. To learn more about membership opportunities, call the Leadership Council at 618-692-9745.”
Ellen Krohne, Executive Director
and Michael Riley, President
Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois