The Macoupin Economic Development Partnership is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year.  Started as an organization to deal with the economic impact of losing the coal mines several years ago, the group is seeing success in bringing businesses and public entities together to prop up the county's economy.

The Partnership's Courtney Wood says the size of the county leads to unique personalities in every community.

Wood comments

For more information on the partnership, call 217-556-8696, or log on to this story at for a link to the organization's website.

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