Plans are in the works for a new I-57 interchange design at Route 16 and for a new sports center at the southwest corner of these roads.
Lake Land College has increased its workforce training programs and Mattoon school district plans to open a regional high school training center.
North American Lighting plans to open a factory and begin production this fall in an currently empty warehouse building along County Road 1000N on the north side of Mattoon.
GDB, a New Jersey-based company, joined with Charleston city and Coles Together officials on Wednesday in announcing the plans for this former semitrailer manufacturing facility
Coles Together's annual meeting included an overview of local COVID-19 recovery efforts and a futurist's projections for changes in various industries.
Speaker Gary Golden is a futurist familiar with issues shaping business and society in the 21st century, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic.
"He really cared about Mattoon and tried to do what's best for the city of Mattoon," said city Administrator Kyle Gill, who came to respect and admire Gover during the seven years they worked together.
How do families afford to pay their utility bills and mortgage and feed their children when both heads of the household lose their jobs?
A new grant program from Coles Together and the Mattoon Area Industrial Development organization will help pay for personal protective equipment at manufacturing and industrial businesses in Mattoon.
Coles County has a permit process in place that would direct a decision on a wind energy project proposal.
During Youth Tour, delegates have the chance to be selected to represent their home state on the NRECA Youth Leadership Council (YLC).
Eight Coles County businesses were among those in the first round of state grants awarded with a program to provide relief from losses because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Coles County government officials and others reacted said Gov. J.B. Pritzker's approach of not treating all of the Illinois the same while meeting health-based criteria should be good news for closed businesses and others affected by the restrictions in place.
The restaurant at Coles County Memorial Airport could receive a grant to help with losses from closing because of restrictions in place with the coronavirus outbreak.
Mattoon native Kasey Considine recently joined Coles Together, the county's economic development organization, in the new position of marketing and communications specialist.
Local officials reportedly have begun promoting retraining programs and organizing a job fair for dislocated workers from the LSC Communications plant in Mattoon that is scheduled to close.
A change in a longstanding economic development tool in Coles County will mean retail and other types of businesses will now be able to benefit from its incentives.
It will soon be legal to buy marijuana in Illinois, while employers can make sure its use doesn't hurt operations or safety. But while prohibiting the use or possession at work is one thing, use elsewhere is another.
Coles Together is hosting a free presentation on recreational marijuana and it's impact on the workplace on Nov. 14.
SPRINGFIELD — Major work to the Interstate 57 interchange at Illinois Route 16 and the resurfacing of Illinois 121 from Dalton City to Mattoon are among the local projects included in the Illinois Department of Transportation's five-year plan announced Monday.
SPRINGFIELD — Major work to the Interstate 57 interchange at Illinois Route 16 and the resurfacing of Illinois 121 from Dalton City to Mattoon…
CHARLESTON — Members of Coles County's economic development organization heard on Tuesday how local schools are taking a new approach to help …
MATTOON -- The Coles County Enterprise Zone has long offered incentives for industrial and manufacturing development but could be adjusted to …
MATTOON — The path for possible development at the former FutureGen site has two routes but both have to go through state requirements.
Pockets of success and ongoing interest mean development along the main connection between Charleston and Mattoon should continue, three local…