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October 30, 2023
MORRIS – The Grundy Resiliency Project has completed an economic overview that will now be used as a tool to construct a roadmap to build a more diverse economy for...
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GEDC and Grundy Chamber Move Forward with County Wide Economic Resiliency and Diversification Plan

July 24, 2023
The Grundy Resiliency Project has taken its first major step toward building a more diverse economy for Grundy by awarding its economic overview to the University of Michigan Economic Growth...
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Illinois energy bill deal to include Exelon nuclear plants

June 1, 2021
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly have reached a tentative agreement with Exelon to keep Dresden, Byron, and the Braidwood plants open for at least the next five years....
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Legislation preserves nuclear fleet to set Illinois on path to carbon-free economy

March 30, 2021
Senator Rezin, along with other legislators, unveiled legislation yesterday regarding clean energy and preserving the state’s nuclear fleet. The bill would build a 100 percent clean energy economy in Illinois...
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“Built to Last” – Importance of Nuclear Power

March 8, 2021
A great program about the importance of nuclear power provided by Dresden and Byron stations and included comments by Grundy County community leaders....
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Illinois Legislature must move quickly to keep electric bills low and promote green energy

December 28, 2020
The failure of national energy markets to support clean energy soon will force the premature retirement of two of the state’s zero-carbon nuclear plants, putting thousands of people out of...
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Communities Surrounding Closed Nuclear Power Plants Face Terrible Challenges Moving Forward

October 25, 2020
Last week the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative released their report investigating the socioeconomic impacts of nuclear power plant closures on surrounding host communities across the nation....
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Closing two Illinois nuclear plants is bad news for working people and a clean energy future

September 24, 2020
For more than 40 years, nuclear plants haven’t been just a source of power. They’ve been vital to our local economy, with good-paying jobs....
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A look at Exelon’s 4 economically challenged nuclear plants in Illinois

September 21, 2020
Exelon Corp.-owned nuclear power plants in Illinois eyed for early retirement have had declining financial margins of late, according to an analysis using S&P Global Market Intelligence's plant-level production cost...
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Exelon Closure Document to NRC

September 14, 2020
Exelon submits letter to NRC to permanently cease power operations at Dresden....
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Without another bailout, Exelon plans to close two Illinois nuclear plants next year

August 28, 2020
With Gov. J.B. Pritzker blocking another round of ratepayer subsidies, ComEd’s parent company said Thursday it plans to close two of the state’s nuclear plants next year....
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Nancy Norton, GEDC President & CEO, Talks With WJOL on Dresden Closing

August 28, 2020
Dresden Station is a huge employer, important part of our communities, and an intergral part of the Grundy County Economy. Listen to Nancy Norton on WJOL with Scott Slocum.  ...
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Virtual Overview of Grundy County’s Economy

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Virtual Overview of Grundy County’s Economy

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Economic Analysis

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Comprehensive Economic Overview (Grundy County | 2023)

Date: October 16, 2023