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Economy

Three Organizations Become Grow Clinton

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After more than a year of planning, three business and economic development organizations in Clinton have merged.

Now known as Grow Clinton, it's a combination of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, Clinton Regional Development Corporation, and the Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Interim President and CEO Andy Sokolovich says even though they've all been located in the same building, Grow Clinton will be much more focused and agile.

"So while our paths did cross in the hallway in the common area by the kitchen, we were all focused on different work plans. Now we're focused on a single strategy, a single strategic plan, and we're going to be much more effective."

He says its mission will include promoting business growth, building the community, and boosting the Clinton area economy. That means continuing its partnerships will nearby communities, such as Camanche and Fulton, Illinois.

All seven previous employees will be retained, although some titles and job duties will change.