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Village of Bedford Park

The Village of Bedford Park is an Illinois Home Rule community located on the southwestern border of Chicago city limits. The village is near Chicago’s Midway Airport and is minutes from downtown Chicago. It is part of an Illinois enterprise zone, and is also an integral partner of the Illinois and Michigan Heritage Canal Corridor where the IMHCC Visitors Center is located in the heart of the Village.



Moraine Valley Community College - WDCS

Workforce Development and Community Services works to help companies grow and succeed, individuals to develop skills needed in today’s workforce, and provides community members opportunities to expand personal and professional skills.

Services include customized solutions, training, consulting, and economic development resources for organizations in all sectors, as well as classes to help individuals pursue their personal and professional interests.



Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

As the official destination management organization, the mission of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to market the communities within the Chicago Southland region as a meetings and leisure destination; soliciting conventions, exhibitions, sporting events and other related group business; engaging in visitor promotions including those which generate overnight stays for the region; promoting lodging, food and beverage, attractions, festivals and events; and other visitor related businesses; to promote and aid in tourism-related product development, thereby enhancing and developing the image, economic fabric and vitality of the Southland.



Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is the lead state agency responsible for improving Illinois' competitiveness in the global economy. Guided by an innovative regional approach, DCEO administers a wide range of economic and workforce development programs, services and initiatives designed to create and retain high quality jobs and build strong communities. DCEO leads the Illinois economic development process in partnership with businesses, local governments, workers and families.



Illinois State Treasurer

Michael Frerichs was elected Illinois State Treasurer in November 2014. In Illinois, the Treasurer’s office predates the state’s incorporation in 1818. Voters in 1848 chose to make it an elected office. Frerichs is the 74th person to serve in this role.

In Illinois, the Treasurer is the state’s Chief Investment Officer and Frerichs is a Certified Public Finance Officer. The office invests money on behalf of the state and local units of government. Mike also believes in providing individuals with the tools so that they can invest in themselves.

He does this by encouraging savings plans for college and trade school, increasing financial education among all ages, removing barriers to a secure retirement, and protecting residents from predatory companies.

The Treasurer’s Office actively manages approximately $25 billion. The investment approach is cautious to ensure the preservation of principal. The investment returns are significant: For every $1 spent to run the office, Mike nets $28 for the state’s residents.



Cook County Assessors Office

The Assessor's Office is responsible for setting fair and accurate values for 1.8 million parcels of Cook County property. The value of these properties is not determined on an individual basis, but rather by a mass appraisal system. The mass appraisal system is a way to put fairness into the entire assessment process.

The Cook County Assessor is an elected government official who is responsible for establishing fair and accurate property assessments. Valuation of the county’s 1.8 million parcels of property is conducted for ad valorem tax purposes. Ad valorem means according to real estate value and refers to the amount of tax a property is required to pay based on its value.



Illinois EPA

The mission of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.


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