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February 9, 2022

Doug Pryor MBA ’12 has been named the president and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) effective March 7, 2022. His vision for the organization has a strong focus on growth, development, relationships, and collaboration.

Doug joined the CED in 2017 as the Vice President for Economic Development and has led the CED’s business recruitment and retention programs for five years. In his time at the CED, Doug has helped deliver projects totaling more than $4 billion in investment in a wide range of industries including energy, corporate headquarters, electric vehicle manufacturing, and retail.

“This is an exciting and humbling opportunity. I am eager to advance the work of building and diversifying the economy of Will County to improve opportunity and quality of life for all our residents,” Doug said. “Will County is a powerful economic engine for Illinois. Our incredible workforce, educational institutions, and positive business climate in the setting of some of the best transportation assets in the nation help ensure that we will continue to be a world-class destination for business growth for years to come.”

Doug has also been an adjunct instructor of economics and statistics at Dominican University for the past ten years and currently serves on the State of Illinois Enterprise Zone Board. Previously, he was the county administrator for Grundy County and vice president of Grundy Economic Development Council. 

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