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South Holland officials tout plans for future

[South Holland] Village officials used a south suburban forum to tout their own development plans for the next decade, saying Friday the improvements have the potential to benefit surrounding communities.

Village President Don De Graff told the gathering of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. he believes officials in the area need to think of the bigger picture about how they can help each other.

“We are in this thing together,” De Graff said. “We are entities that need to work together.”

De Graff and village Economic Development Director John Watson talked of the Vision 2022 plan created last year to bolster the downtown business district around 162nd Street and South Park Avenue…please click here to read Gregory Tejeda’s full story in the Times.

Additional resources:

  1. Carter Sterling presentation

  2. DCEO General Deputy Council G. Allen Mayer’s Enterprise Zone Program slides

  3. South Holland Village President Don DeGraff’s discussion, Economic Development Director John Watson’s presentation and the Vision 2022 video

  4. South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority Executive Director Russ Rydin (no slides)

  5. Midwest High Speed Rail Association Executive Director Rich Harnish slides

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