Peoria lands big digital education fish

Huntington University building: Photo by Carolyn Dryer
Huntington University building: Photo by Carolyn Dryer

By Carolyn Dryer | Peoria Times

Make sure the bait on the hook is palatable, and the sweating and planning are worth the effort. In the City of Peoria’s opinion, all the hard work and patience has paid off.

Peoria’s economic development implementation strategy seems to be working so far. Scott Whyte, the city’s economic development services director, asked individuals who attended a press conference Tuesday to officially introduce the community to Huntington University’s new campus in Peoria, to go back in time with him. He credited the city’s 2010 decision to adopt the Economic Development Implementation Strategy (EDIS) as the key element in the move “toward the economy of the future.”

Whyte said, “We went through a process of recruiting in STEM-related fields.”

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