lllinois Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) was established in 1966 in order to provide a better focus of all available private, local, state and federal resources toward helping low-income and other disadvantaged individuals and families to obtain the skills, knowledge, motivation and opportunities to become more self-sufficient.
Since the organization was incorporated in 1966, the mission statement has been expanded from those earlier years to more accurately define the current mission and purpose of the agency. IVEDC is organized as a charitable and educational organization that exists to serve the community, through programs to assist low-income, disabled, elderly, and individuals and families in need.
To fulfill this mission, the corporation shall act to receive, plan, coordinate, and administer Federal, State, local, and private resources towards education, employment and training, housing, energy, food and nutrition, developmental training, transportation, resource coordination, and other such related needs. IVEDC shall be a catalyst and advocate for the interests of its clients in order to improve lives and enrich communities.