Bateman Elected to Illinois Economic Development Association Board of Directors


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.


About the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County:
The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County is a nonprofit public-private partnership responsible for non-retail business attraction, expansion and retention efforts in Decatur & Macon County. Composed of a combination of leading private sector employers, labor, educational institutions and a variety of governmental bodies, the EDC is uniquely positioned to address the needs of Macon County’s existing business and employer base along with prospective businesses looking to locate in and around the Decatur, Illinois area. The EDC works with local, state and federal partners to provide economic, technical and training assistance to businesses in the Macon County area.


Contact: Nicole Bateman, President
Economic Development Corporation of Decatur and Macon County
PH: 217-422-9520