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Economic Development

If you are a current business owner, an entrepreneur, or a developer located in, or considering, Fulton County, Illinois for your business, the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development is here to help.  

The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization dedicated to serving as a catalyst for economic and community development throughout Fulton County, Illinois. Our mission is to create community partnerships, business opportunities, and implement programs and projects that foster growth and development. SRPED is also focused on Marketing & Tourism in Fulton County, and is a partnering organization on several of the events throughout the year in Canton, IL and Fulton County.  We offer a variety of resources here at the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development, and encourage you to reach out today!

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Expansion at Canton Industrial Park
Expansion at Canton Industrial Park

Ben Hendricks Trucking, Inc. Expansion Project. Hendricks Trucking has been running their operations out of Canton since 2011, and now the time has come for them to relocate and continue to grow. They purchased 6.5 acres of industrial park property from the City of Canton through an open bidding process, and started site work the […]

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Renovation & Expansion Complete!
Renovation & Expansion Complete!

Big Cat’s Bowls Renovation & Expansion Complete! Big Cat’s Bowls has a whole new look! They recently went through a property acquisition and renovation project at 51 N. 2nd Ave in Canton, over the last 5 months.  The Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development was excited to participate in the project through the use of […]

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Canton Main Street Micro Grant Now Available
Canton Main Street Micro Grant Now Available

Canton Main Street Micro Grant application deadline of Sept. 1st. Canton Main Street is dedicated to making Canton’s downtown a vibrant and thriving center of the community. One of the four approaches used by the Main Street movement nationally, is Economic Vitality. To support this approach, it is Canton Main Street’s goal to help businesses […]

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