Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge

The Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant, awarded to HCEDP in October 2012, is a three year initiative. It is designed to support regional economic development strategies by providing rural regions with resources to plan and implement activities to support job creation.

It is jointly funded by the EDA and the USDA along with matching funds

from local communities, municipalities, companies and individuals.

RJIAC Investors and In-Kind Donors

1st Farm Credit Services of Aledo        1st Farm Credit Services of Geneseo 
Ameren* Village of Annawan
Bi-State Regional Commission*
BNSF Railway Company
Village of Cambridge
City of Galva
City of Geneseo
Henry County Board
Henry County Farm Bureau
Henry County Tourism Bureau
Charlie Lotridge
Lotridge Photography
Nanninga Trucking, Inc.
Patriot Renewable Fuels, LLC
Tennant Truck Lines, Inc.
Tim & Cynthia Wells
*In-Kind Donors

RJIAC Endorsements

Village of Bishop Hill                            City of Colona
Geneseo Chamber of Commerce City of Kewanee
Mercer County Board
Mercer Growth Organization
Rock Island County Board Rock Island Arsenal Development Group  
Senator Dick Durbin Representative Bobby Schilling


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