November 11, 2020

Manheim Appointed Director of Illinois BEDC

Elgin IL – On October 30, 2020, Ivan Baker, CEcD, AICP, FM retired as Director of the Illinois Basic Economic Development Course (IL BEDC) and appointed Chris Manheim to take over the BEDC Director responsibilities. The IL BEDC is administered through the Office of Online and Education Outreach at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (SIUe) and […]

December 3, 2019

The Different Faces of Workforce Development in Economic Development

By Chris Manheim, CEcD, MA, Certified Economic Developer®, Authorized ACT WorkKeys Job Profiler® As Jim Walton often points out, the key site selection priority today is a skilled workforce, even ranking higher than location and infrastructure in many of the site selection surveys. But what is workforce development? There are several aspects to consider. It […]

October 9, 2019

Testimonial Letter from the Holland Michigan Board of Public Works

This summer we completed a series of ACT WorkKeys Job Profiles for apprenticeship positions at the Holland (Michigan) Board of Public Works. Attached is the testimonial letter from Jon Hoffman, Human Resource Manager.c20190716 Manheim Solutions Recommendation. If your company or organization is in need of a skill analysis for any of your jobs, please contact […]

September 9, 2019

Update on Manheim Solutions, Inc. Projects

2019 is turning into another busy year for Manheim Solutions, Inc. Among the highlights: • Completed seven apprenticeship profiles for the Holland (Michigan) Board of Public Works • Completed our work for the Village of Alsip (Illinois) on redeveloping its Pulaski Road TIF Corridor, a three and half year project • Began another economic development […]

March 1, 2019

Manheim Solutions New Website Now Online!

As Manheim Solutions, Inc has grown and diversified its services in economic and workforce development, we’ve continued to add new team members and projects from not only Illinois, but across the country. Take a look at and drop us a note. You may also visit us at Linked In or Twitter.

December 24, 2018

Record of ACT WorkKeys Job Profiles Completed in 2018

In 2018 Manheim Solutions, Inc. completed a record 14 ACT WorkKeys job and curriculum profiles. We developed these profiles with our client South Suburban College Business & Career Institute, located in Oak Forest, Illinois. The profiles were conducted on behalf of food processors, aerospace manufacturers and apprenticeship programs. See our website for more information about […]

August 15, 2018

Job Profiling Services Continue to Expand

Manheim Solutions, Inc. (MSI) continues to expand its ACT, Inc. Job Profiling, and now Curriculum Profiling, services nationwide. Working on behalf of ACT, in conjunction with South Suburban College-Business & Career Institute, MSI has completed a number of job profiles for manufacturers. These include repeat customers, such as Woodward, Inc. of Loves Park, IL, Pepperidge […]

August 15, 2018

MSI continues TIF Corridor, Rural Economic Development Programs

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. […]

August 21, 2017

Manheim Solutions Team Project Update

The Manheim Solutions Team contract with the Village of Alsip, IL was recently renewed to continue marketing and business development for its Pulaski Road TIF Corridor. Recent successes include the recruitment of Checkers Restaurant to the corridor, as well as obtaining approval for several TIF grants for existing shopping centers. Our firm is also being […]

May 7, 2016

Pulaski Road Corridor Progress Reported

As reported by the “Mount Greenwood Express, April 21, 2016 A presentation was given at the regular Monday night Alsip Village Board meeting on the progress of the Pulaski Corridor TIF. Representative Chris Manheim of Manheim Solutions, Inc. reported that all goals for March have been met by his company. Strengths and weaknesses of the […]