MCEDC to host “Idea Jam”

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) will host “Idea Jam.”

Idea Jam is the first in a series of MCEDC-sponsored programs focused on helping entrepreneurs in southwest Illinois to be successful. The program series will strategically foster a safe environment for entrepreneurs to try, fail, learn, build, explore and connect to other like-minded individuals while developing business concepts and models.

Entrepreneurs play such a critical role in expanding our economy and creating jobs,” stated Edie Koch, MCEDC executive director. “That’s why we are launching this business start-up program series in southwest Illinois. Our hopes are that this campaign will help to knock down the barriers in the path of men and women hoping to take a chance, follow a dream, and start a business,” added Koch.

For more information, please see this week’s print edition.