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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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Did you miss the Hiring Extravaganza?
Did you miss the Hiring Extravaganza?

Missed the one day hiring event? You can still apply in person or online Are you looking for employment opportunities? See the list of businesses that are hiring in our community below. If you’re looking for employment opportunities in the area, there are MANY opportunities. It is not too late to apply in person or […]

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The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!
The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!

We’re Settling in to our New Location Have you heard the news? The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) has moved their office location right in the heart of the city in beautiful downtown Canton. The Canton Chamber, along with SRPED used to be located in the […]

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New Building Project
New Building Project

MidAmerica National Bank New Building Project. MidAmerica constructs brand new bank building on West Elm Street. MidAmerica has made significant contributions and investment in the City of Canton and throughout Fulton County. The new building was completed in early 2021, and the only piece left of the project is the demolition of the former building […]

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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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