Uniting the Region for Growth
The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois is a not-for-profit member-based economic development corporation representing 9 counties in Southwestern Illinois, which include Madison, St. Clair, Macoupin, Clinton, Monroe, Jersey, Bond, Calhoun, and Washington. These counties represent over 700,000 people, is the 2nd largest population center in Illinois, and represents ¼ of the St. Louis metropolitan statistical area.
The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois works to unite the region for economic growth through its coalition of 250 board members who are leaders in business, industry, workforce, education, and government. These effective partnerships serve as a driving force behind successful economic development efforts throughout the Metro East Region.
The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois develops the regional economic development agenda. Since 1983, the organization has served as one voice, strengthening public/private partnerships throughout Southwestern Illinois to lay the foundation for job growth and business retention.
The Leadership Council fosters relationships and partnerships on both sides of the river, recognizing that our efforts have an impact that affects not just Southwestern Illinois, but also the entire St. Louis Region.