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October 2, 2020

 

 
 
 
 

Today is Manufacturing Day! Held annually on the first Friday in October with events that continue throughout the month, MFG Day—Manufacturing Day—helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders. As manufacturers seek to fill 4.6 million high-skill, high-tech and high-paying jobs over the next decade, MFG Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. This year, MFG Day also includes a strong emphasis on engaging digital and virtual events throughout the country. With manufacturing careers at the heart of some of the most impactful work being done in response to the pandemic we are excited to shine a spotlight on manufacturing careers.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) will host its 31st Annual Educational Conference October 6-7 in a virtual format. The theme is “Pulling Together in these Challenging Times.” The conference is an opportunity for rural healthcare administrators and clinicians to advance their professional skills while learning best practices from counterparts throughout the state. Attendees will have more than 20 workshops and panel discussions to choose from over the two-day conference, all geared toward rural practice, including: COVID Tracing in Rural Communities, the Latest Case Law Impacting Medical Negligence Matters, Telehealth Billing and Mental Health Care for Healthcare Workers during the Pandemic and much more. There will be a track for Rural Health Clinics. Brock Slabach, VP of Member Services for the National Rural Health Association, will deliver the keynote address, Latest in Federal Healthcare Policy. The conference will feature a virtual exhibit hall and attendees who visit each exhibitor will qualify for prize drawings. Conference registration is $195 and $25 for students. To register, go to www.ilruralhealth.org. For more information, contact Margaret Vaughn at 217-280-0206 or staff@ilruralhealth.org

 

 
 
 
 

A new report finds that Extension provides more than $600 million of value to Illinois annually, ten times its budget. Prepared by TECnomy Partners, LLC, a firm specializing in impact assessments, the report values the annual economic and functional benefits of Illinois Extension at over $603 million, about 10 times the $60.9 million budget of the University unit in FY 2019. Illinois Extension is a significant economic catalyst for the State of Illinois. Simply in terms of expenditure impacts, Illinois Extension generates a total output impact of $126 million in the Illinois economy on an annual basis. These expenditure impacts are, however, eclipsed in their importance by the benefits accruing to the state through the wide array of services provided through Illinois Extension’s network of programs and initiatives. Case studies and estimations used to assess the functional impact find positive benefits for the Illinois economy that total $477.3 million on an annual basis.

 

 
 
 
 

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Noon (central time), Illinois Extension and Rural Partners will host The Impacts of Dollar General Stores on Rural Illinois Communities, presented by Dr. Adee Athiyaman, Professor of Public Policy and Economic Development, and Dr. Chris Merrett, Director of Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University. The number of Dollar General, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar stores has expanded dramatically, bucking the trend of brick and mortar retail store closures over the past two decades. This presentation will describe the expansion of Dollar Stores in Illinois, provide a market profile of communities that host Dollar General stores, explore the profile of consumers who shop there, and examine the impact of these stores on rural Illinois communities. Register here

 

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 6-7 - IRHA's 31st Annual Educational Conference "Pulling Together in these Challenging Times"

October 8 - The Impacts of Dollar General Stores on Rural Illinois Communities

October 12 - Creative Ways to Finance a Business

October 22 - Workforce Investment Opportunity Areas and Offerings in Illinois

October 29 - Budget Structures, Taxes, and Strategies (with findings from the Volcker Alliance State Budgeting Study)

 

 
 
 
 
 

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