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Archive for the ‘Economic Development’ Category

City of Peoria Launches Small Business Grant Program: RISE Program

Applications for RISE Program are available Immediately May 2, 2022 (Peoria, IL) The City of Peoria Economic Development Department launched a new program today designed to help Peoria-based businesses.  The RISE (Recovery, Income, Startup, Expansion) Program is intended to provide financial assistance to businesses that were distressed […]

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City of Peoria Awards $950,000 through Business Recovery Grant Program

Fifty-Seven Businesses Received Grants Up to $50,000 The city of Peoria Economic Development Department recently distributed more than $950,000 to local businesses through two rounds of the Business Recovery Grant (BRG) Program. Established in November 2020, the BRG program provided grants to Peoria-based businesses on a reimbursement […]

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Peoria City Council Approves Fee Cap on Third-Party Food Delivery Services

Cap Goes into Effect Immediately On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020, the Peoria City Council passed a new ordinance imposing a temporary cap of no more than 10% on third-party food delivery service fees. With a vote of two-thirds of the council in support, the ordinance became effective […]

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Business Recovery Grant Now Available to Help Businesses Recover Faster

City of Peoria Economic Development Department is here to help  Peoria, IL (November 10, 2020)   The City of Peoria has established a new program, named the Peoria Business Recovery Grant (BRG) Program, to assist businesses with responding to the economic losses caused by COVID-19.  This new grant program […]

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Peoria Selected to Participate in New Program to Tackle Budget Crises and Advance Equity with Support from Bloomberg Philanthropies

Through What Works Cities, the Program will Assist with Pandemic Recovery in 30 Cities   October 14, 2020 (PEORIA, IL) Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced that Peoria is one of 30 cities that will participate in the What Works Cities City Budgeting for Equity and Recovery program, a new […]

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $8.2 Million in CARES Act Funding

The city of Peoria, Illinois, will receive a $1.4 million EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to capitalize and administer an RLF to make loans to coronavirus-impacted businesses in the city of Peoria. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        […]

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Civil Unrest Impact and SBA Loans-Was Your Business Impacted?

Please see the below message from Illinois DCEO.  If you are the owner of a business that was impacted during the activity of May 31-June 2, we ask that you complete the form at the end of this post by June 22. From Illinois DCEO: The civil […]

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FAQ for Businesses Concerning Use of Face-Coverings During COVID-19

May 13, 2020 This FAQ is intended to provide guidance regarding the application of the face-covering requirement in Executive Order 2020-32 for businesses and other places of public accommodation subject to Article 5 of the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5  IDHR-FAQ-for-Businesses-Concerning-Use-of-Face-Coverings-During-COVID-19    

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Virtual Press Conference Scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 o Outline Proposed Heart of Illinois Sub-Region Reopening Plan

For immediate release  May 12, 2020  Peoria County – City of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand, and Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson will give an overview of their proposed Heart of Illinois Sub-Region Reopening Plan at a virtual press […]

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Financial and Technical Assistance Available For Businesses Affected By COVID-19

City of Peoria Economic Development Department is Here to Help The city of Peoria want to remind businesses that Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order 20-10 requires all non-essential businesses and operations to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. Under this order, non-essential businesses should only continue […]

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