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The following Newsletters, PowerPoint slide presentations and PDF documents are provided for your convenience. To download any item of interest, click on the titles listed below:

Broadband Technology

The following PowerPoint presentations from the Illinois Broadband Summit held on June 2, 2011 at Southern Illinois University highlight our current projects:

 
Connect SI Newsletters
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Future of Energy

  • Development of Illinois Wind Maps. Prepared by Brock W. Terry, MA/GIS Analyst and Jeffrey Nemeth, MBA/Economic Development Specialist, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University.
    >> Download PDF file (5.8 MB).
  • Energy Efficiency Programs: Maximizing Benefits to Help Your Community or Business Go Green. Presented by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (June 2009).
    >> Download PDF file (6.4 MB).
  • New National Initiatives: A Fresh Start for Energy in Illinois.
    Presented by Michael P. Murphy, Office of Coal Development,
    Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (June 2009).

    >> Download PDF file (5.3 MB).
  • Energy and the Public Sector: Energy Saving Techniques for Local Government. Forum & Panel Discussion at John A. Logan College. Presented by Steve Lazorchak, PE, CEM (March 2009).
    >> Download PDF file (15.4 MB).
  • Energy From the Heartland: Illinois Role in Biofuel Crop Production. Presented by Tom Voigt, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois.>> Download PDF file (2.1 MB).
  • Fleet "Wise" Decisions & Emerging Technologies. Prepared by Tim Janello, Automotive Technology, Southern Illinois University (March 2009).
    >> Download PDF file (2.4 MB).
  • Fossil Fuels, Energy Policy and Common Sense. Presented by W. Hoxie Smith, P.G., Midland College – Petroleum, Professional Development Center (June 2009). >> Download PDF file (16.1 MB).
  • Illinois Wind Opportunities. Prepared by Jeffrey Nemeth, MBA, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University.
    >> Download PDF file (8.5 MB).
  • Miscanthus Program Talk. Presented by Leonard Hopkins.
    >> Download PDF file (2.9 MB).

 
Healthcare
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Health Information Exchange (HIE)
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Industry Cluster Team Studies

 
Industry Cluster Teams consisting of private, public and non-profit industry leaders were convened by Connect SI to focus on the growth and long term sustainability of various economic development sectors within southern Illinois: Energy, Transportation, Logistics and Distribution, Healthcare Technology Products and Services, Knowledge-based Enterprises and Services, Tourism, and Senior Living.
 
The mission of each Industry Cluster Team was to develop immediate action plans for specific job creation and economic development objectives that support Connect SI goals for 2012. The following documents highlight the results of those studies:

 
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