RSVP: 3rd Annual Fall Development Summit

Announcement: RFP for Eight-County, Bistate Freight Study Released

As northwest Illinois’ regional planning commission, Blackhawk Hills Regional Council provides resources for communities, counties, and other organizations in our region on issues like community and economic development, land use, natural resources conservation.  For the latest updates, like us on Facebook.

Our 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available for download!

Final 2015-2016 Annual Report_Page_01

Staff Updates

Daniel Payette Named Executive Director Payette has worked at BHRC since 2011, serving as both outreach coordinator and planning manager. During that period, he supported the deployment of the nine-county iFiber network, updates to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), and numerous community and regional planning projects. Payette is a graduate of the University of …

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BHRC Awarded Partnership Planning Grant

BHRC was awarded a $103,000 partnership planning grant from the Economic Development Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce). The funding will enable BHRC to maintain the region’s economic development district (EDD) and the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS is a multi-county plan covering Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, and Whiteside counties. The Strategy …

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