Illinois Extension can help promote economic development within communities across our state. Serving as a bridge between University of Illinois and your community, the professionals on Extension's Community and Economic Development team facilitate the transfer of valuable knowledge, innovative technologies, and best practices to community leaders, businesses, and residents. Through seminars, educational programs, and consultation, the CED team can empower individuals with the skills to make informed economic decisions. Assessing the impact of our programming is an important part of the work we do at Illinois Extension.