The Manheim Solutions Team (MSI) contract again continues with the Village of Alsip, IL to market and help existing businesses expand in its Pulaski Road TIF Corridor. Recent successes include the recruitment of Firewater BBQ, Checkers and other new to the corridor, as well as obtaining approval for several TIF grants for existing shopping centers. In the case of Firewater BBQ, it required the assemblage of smaller, dilapidated properties in preparation for a new strip center.
The MSI Team developed the Village’s Economic Development Committee, application and review process.
Last December Ogle County, IL hired MSI, in conjunction with Hopkins Solutions, LLC, to develop a long-range economic development strategic plan and staff support. Since then our Team again developed the structure and process for building a true Public-Private-Partnership (P3). Ogle County communities recruited into the P3 include Polo, Mt. Morris, Oregon, Byron, and Stillman Valley. Private investors include Stillman Bank, Com Ed, and Nicor. Close working relationships are also being developed with Best, Inc.,the local workforce Board, and The City of Rochelle.