I-39 Logistics Corridor Association Festivus draws nearly 100


ROSEMONT — The I-39 Logistics Corridor Association kicked off the holiday season by bringing back the “Festivus 2014” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the HofbrÀuhaus Chicago restaurant.

“The purpose of Festivus is to promote existing, new and planned development projects within the I-39 Logistics Corridor,” said Carrie Zethmayr, executive director of the Rockford-based association. “Last year alone, the corridor has placed over 5,825,000 square feet of new industrial space under development, representing an investment of nearly $290,000,00.” 

Find a photo gallery of attendees at the Rockford Area Economic Development Council Facebook page.

Learn more about I-39 real estate and development opportunities via helpful marketing materials on Dropbox if you are interested.

A number of national, regional and local developers are investing in industrial parks in the I-39 Logistics Corridor, reinforcing the strategic location of I-39 as being the focal point of logistics activity for the Midwest as well as the global economies.

The event was sponsoroed by Cushman & Wakefield of Illinois, Inc.; DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation; Dolan &Murphy, Inc.; Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corporation; JLL; Northern Illinois Development Alliance; Rock County Economic Development Alliance; Rockford Area Economic Development Council; and Venture One Real Estate.

The corridor encompasses an area about 50 miles west of downtown Chicago, covering approximately 10,000 square miles and spanning the distance from Janesville, WI, to Bloomington, IL, with I-39 as its spine.  It includes Rock County in Wisconsin and all or portions of Winnebago, Boone, Stephenson, Whiteside, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, LaSalle, Bureau, Marshall, Livingston, Woodford, and McLean counties in Illinois. 

The next meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 3, hosted by the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development; details to come.

For more information and/or membership details, contact Carrie Zethmayr at 877-390-3939 or at czethmayr@rockfordil.com.   

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