The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) is a non-partisan organization founded in 1975 and based in Springfield that advances public policies that create healthy environments across Illinois.
IEC installed a major rooftop solar project at their headquarters in downtown Springfield in October 2019. The organization is planning to continue making sustainability renovations to their Springfield headquarters building, including rooftop vegetation and additional energy efficiency upgrades with the goal of becoming LEED Certified in the future.
The Illinois State Treasurer’s Office is dedicated to protecting the state’s portfolio, ensuring the liquidity of all investments, and consistently producing earnings at or above industry standards. Our investment decisions promote education, access, and opportunity for individuals and governmental bodies across our state to give families the tools to achieve the American Dream. The Treasurer’s Office is committed to fulfilling this mission in a highly professional and ethical manner, while striving for transparency, efficiency, and preservation of public trust.
Michael Frerichs (pronounced FREH-ricks) was first elected Illinois State Treasurer in November 4, 2014 and re-elected on November 6, 2018. In Illinois, the Treasurer’s office predates the state’s incorporation in 1818. Voters in 1848 chose to make it an elected office. Frerichs is the 74th person to serve in this role.
Home of Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois State Capitol.
Located in the heartland of both Illinois and the nation, Sangamon County was established in 1821 and has an estimated population of 200,000 in an area of 877 square miles. Sangamon County is a growing community with one of the nation’s lowest costs of living.
Sangamon County has a strong and thriving local economy that is based upon healthcare, professional services, state government, tourism and agriculture, all of which help provide for one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state. Sangamon County is also home to the Mid-Illinois Regional Medical Center, including the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, as well as several colleges and the University of Illinois at Springfield, a four-year state university that is ranked as one of the best in the Midwest. Sangamon County enjoys a national reputation as a wonderful place to live, do business and raise a family, and is home to several of the nation’s most significant historic sites.
Bus Service for Springfield and the surrounding areas
The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance was created as the Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation (LLEDC) in 2018 as a public-private sector partnership dedicated to advancing economic development efforts in Springfield and Sangamon County in the State of Illinois. Led by a volunteered, diverse, industry-driven board of directors, our mission is to pursue economic prosperity and growth for Sangamon County and the City of Springfield. The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance is helping create and market a financially sound community; able to attract new businesses and skilled talent, while retaining the profitable companies and local workforce who already make Sangamon County their home.
Mission: Pursue economic prosperity and growth for Sangamon County and the City of Springfield by creating a financially sound community able to attract new businesses and skilled talent, while retaining the profitable companies and local workforce who already make Sangamon County their home.