Chicago, Illinois – Nicole Bateman has recently been elected to the board of directors for the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA). Bateman serves as the President of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County. The IEDA is a statewide professional economic development association that supports advocacy, education, and collaboration to enhance Illinois’ global competitiveness.
“It’s an honor to represent Macon County and the central Illinois region at the state level,” Bateman said. “I look forward to strengthening relationships with our statewide partners to bring additional resources to our local businesses and influence policy to attract business to Illinois.”
The IEDA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of eleven members elected annually by the membership-at-large and who regionally represent the interests of economic developers.