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Published: Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

Blackhawk Hills Regional Council, northwest Illinois' economic development district and regional planning commission, will present Energizing Tomorrow’s Economy, a regional development summit with a unique blend of speakers and vendors.

The program will be from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Lake Carroll, 29-11 Ironwood Drive, Lanark.

Any public or nonprofit official, administrator, or professional staffer impacted by or interested in transportation funding, tourism, economic health, local incentive programs, and energy efficiency grants for public and private sector facilities, as well as the public and businesses are welcome.

The cost is $10 per person. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and a chance to receive end-of-the day giveaways. Networking time is allotted, and planning and engineering firms will be available for consultation and discussion between speakers.

To register, or for more information, contact Blackhawk Hills Regional Council in Rock Falls at or call 815-625-3854.

Featured speakers are John Robert Smith of Transportation for America, of Washington, District of Columbia; Kathleen Field Orr of Kathleen Field Orr & Associates in Chicago; Joe Taylor of Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau in Moline; Donald Fournier of Energy Consultant with IACBMC, in Champaign; and various utilities, as well as engineering and planning firms.

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