About SI Now
SI Now, situated in Carbondale, IL, serves as a vital catalyst for economic development and advocacy across the 17 southern counties of Illinois. Our overarching goal is to propel the region toward becoming an optimal place to live, work, and conduct business. Through strategic initiatives, we strive to cultivate a thriving economic landscape characterized by growth in population, income, and industry diversity, all while enriching the existing quality of life in Southern Illinois.
At the core of SI Now's mission is a commitment to fostering positive change that benefits all stakeholders within the region. By creating job opportunities, enhancing well-being, and attracting new businesses and residents, we aim to generate a ripple effect of prosperity that reverberates throughout local communities. Through targeted efforts, such as workforce development programs and support for existing businesses, we seek to equip the region with the tools and resources necessary for sustained growth and success.
Our current focus lies in attracting and expanding businesses, supporting existing enterprises, and bolstering workforce education. Through collaboration and a forward-thinking approach, we endeavor to cultivate a "win mentality" that elevates perceptions of the region and positions Southern Illinois as a prime destination for investment and opportunity. At SI Now, we are dedicated to driving progress and prosperity, laying the foundation for a vibrant and sustainable future for generations to come.