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Logan County's future is in the wind

Development partnership hosting luncheon June 18 at Lincoln College

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[May 14, 2010]  The Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership, which is the economic development agency for Logan County, will host a fundraising luncheon at Lincoln College on June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme of the luncheon is "Logan County's Future is in the Wind." Kevin Borgia, executive director of the Illinois Wind Energy Association, will be the featured speaker.

InsuranceThis is the partnership's first fundraising luncheon to raise revenue for economic development in Logan County. Within the last six months, the partnership launched the Center of Success business incubator program, was awarded a $50,000 grant to conduct an economic development master plan, launched a local SCORE office in Lincoln and is working with USDA to bring state funding agencies to Lincoln on June 8 to bring local engineers and communities with infrastructure agencies. The partnership is also working with several prospects interested in Logan County and is helping to coordinate a state pavilion in Dallas at Wind Power 2010.

According to the Illinois Wind Energy Association: "Wind energy is good for our state. Wind brings cleaner air and water, rural economic development and electric price stability. Wind farms also create well-paying jobs in construction, maintenance, and manufacturing, provide millions in local tax revenue and annual landowner payments, and helps diversify the state's electric portfolio."

Table sponsorships are now available at $500 each. For more information, please contact Joel Smiley at 217-732-8739.

The Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency.

[Text from file received from Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership]

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