Program Details


Renee Charles, Program Host, Dir. Pub Affairs/Media, Heartland Partnership

Program Guests in the WTVP Studio

The 2012 Greater Peoria Economic Scorecard. [See link below to download]

Economic Performance Index

The Next Generation

Program Video


We Mean Business


The Heartland Partnership and WTVP have teamed up to produce a 30-minute program entitled WE MEAN BUSINESS. A panel of regional leaders were brought together to discuss the Greater Peoria Economic Scorecard and to compare the central Illinois region with leading communities throughout the Midwest. The program conversation covers what they think of the results and how they plan to use the information.

Original Air Date(s): 5/10/2012

Program Guest(s):

  • Jim McConoughey - CEO of The Heartland Partnership

  • Ryan Spain - Managing Director, Heartland Foundation

  • Gary Manier - Mayor, Washington, Illinois

  • Lisa Gates - Communication Services Director at RLI

  • Dr. Jessica Barr - Eureka College

  • Deepak Gaddipati - Local Entrepreneur

  • Ron Jost - VP, Strategic & Facility Planning, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

  • Wayne Cannon - Employment Coordinator, Tri-County Urban League

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