Bustos announces $709,000 grant for Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center

By WEEK Producer

Bustos announces $709,000 grant for Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center

September 25, 2013 Updated Sep 25, 2013 at 3:05 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced Wednesday a grant of almost $709,000 for the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) in Peoria.

IMEC was established in 1996 to improve the productivity and competitiveness of Illinois' small and mid-sized manufacturing firms.

“Today’s grant will not only help improve our economy and create jobs, but it will improve collaboration and bolster Illinois’ manufacturing sector," Bustos said.

Bustos also launched “Partnering for Illinois’ Economic Future,” a series of economic meetings and public input outreach followed by a district-wide economic summit that will take place later this fall.