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Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation Awarded Grant

By published March 15, 2022

Olympia Fields, Ill. – (March 15, 2022) The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) awarded a $3,960 grant to the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation to market and promote their Earth Day (April 22), Reimagining Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry networking event to be held at Governors State University.

Coming on the heels of Governor JB Pritzker’s signing the Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Act into law in November of 2021, the event will include roundtable discussions with EV manufacturers, presentations from EV suppliers, and demonstrations of EV products.

“By signing the Reimagaining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Act into law, we’re making clear to the world that Illinois is open for business and on track to be the best place in the nation to manufacture and drive an electric vehicle,” said Governor Pritzker.

The CSCVB’s Local Tourism Grant Program is designed for not-for-profit organizations and/or municipalities for promotion of their meetings, sports events, festivals and attractions targeted to visitors outside the Chicago Southland region. The Bureau can award up to $51,000 in six grant cycles annually. This program has been in existence since 1991 and has awarded over one million grant dollars.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 62 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB nationally markets and sells the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings and conventions, group tour, sports events and leisure travel. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com.



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