Clinton Regional Development Corporation Welcomes IEDA and IFA Director Debi Durham to Celebrate 66 Years of Economic Development in the Greater Clinton Region

Clinton, IA (December 17, 2019) — The Clinton Regional Development Corporation (CRDC) is a non-profit economic development agency covering portions of Clinton County in Eastern Iowa and Whiteside County in Northwest Illinois. Beginning in 1953, the CRDC has contributed to the stability and growth of the Greater Clinton Region. On December 18, 2019, the CRDC will welcome Director Debi Durham as the keynote speaker for its 66th Annual Meeting; Director Durham leads the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA).

“The CRDC has deep roots in our region and focuses on retaining local businesses while attracting new businesses and workers. 2019 has been a great year for our organization and our community, and our Annual Meeting is an opportunity to showcase our successes and thank our investors,” said Steve Clements, Senior Vice President of Citizens First Bank and incoming Chair of the CRDC Board of Directors.

“We greatly appreciate the on-going support and investment we receive from our partners and investors, who are starting to reap the benefits of several new initiatives that the CRDC began in 2019. Thanks to our new marketing materials, a more pro-active outreach approach, and strong partnerships with the State of Iowa and local municipalities, we significantly increased the level of economic development in the Greater Clinton Region this year,” noted CRDC President and CEO Erin M. Cole.

“The fact that we are celebrating our 66th Annual Meeting says a lot about the longevity of our organization and its significance in our community. The CRDC continues to press forward in growing our local economy, and assuring an environment where businesses can thrive, whether they are newcomers or long-time Clinton businesses,” observed Mike Johnson, President of Clinton Engineering and outgoing Chair of the CRDC.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 18 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM for our CRDC Annual Meeting, which is a luncheon event. The event will include Director Durham’s remarks, CRDC award presentations for Community Impact and Industry of the Year, plus an overview of the CRDC’s key economic development successes in 2019. The location for the luncheon is Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Clinton, IA (777 Wild Rose Dr.).