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McHenry County EDC Interim President Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  CONTACT: Jean Schober

DATELINE: January 22, 2018                                                                   815.893.0895


McHenry County EDC Interim President Announced

jim mcconougheyThe McHenry County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce Jim McConoughey, as Interim President.  Chairman of the Board Mark Saladin, stated “we are fortunate to have Jim step in as we continue our Presidential search.  Jim has an extensive career in an economic development with hands on experience with county wide organizations.  As CEO and has helped dozens of communities be more effective at economic development. His skills include strategic planning, deal execution, fundraising, project planning and implementation, policy interpretation, community education, workforce development, and key other aspects of Economic Development organizations.”

Familiar with McHenry County, Jim currently sits on Visit McHenry County Board of directors and has invested in several businesses that are related to agricultural economic development.  Jim has an MBA and has taught Economic Development to a national audience and written extensively on contemporary practices for economic growth.  His business acumen includes local and regional economic development projects, infrastructure development, regional planning scenarios, and experience with incubators, research facilities, industrial/commercial parks. 

Saladin stated further “the Board looks forward to working with Jim as we continue our efforts to build a positive environment for business growth in McHenry County”.

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