Since 1983, the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois has been the premier organization fostering economic growth in Madison and St. Clair counties. Wedeveloped the first regional economic development agenda, and for almost 30 years, our organization has served as one voice, strengthening public/private partnerships throughout Southwestern Illinois to lay the foundation for job growth and retention.
The Leadership Council’s membership includes approximately 175 top executives and decision makers from the five sectors we unite, providing a level of diversity that makes the organization unique. Cooperation and collaboration among our members and local community-based organizations have in many ways helped reshape Southwestern Illinois - strengthening our infrastructure, protecting and enhancing our major employers, building consensus on key issues, and cultivating a positive labor-management environment. We foster relationships on both sides of the river, recognizing that our efforts have an impact that affects not just Southwestern Illinois, but the entire St. Louis region.
The Leadership Council is a 501(c)6 that is guided by a 16-member executive committee dedicated to moving our region forward. The organization’s work is supported by two full time employees - an Executive Director and Office Manager - along with membership volunteers.
Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois
200 University Park Drive, Suite 240
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Phone: (618) 692-9745
Fax: (618) 692-9779
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is launching the SIUE Metro East Start-Up Challenge, which is a business plan competition to recognize and reward excellence in entrepreneurship. For more information, click the flyer above or visit the SIUE website.
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