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Read all about COMPACT's 2018 progress and vision in our Year in Review .


Our History

The McLean County Community Compact was formed as a not-for-profit corporation in 1989 as an outgrowth of a local youth problem study group.  Barbara F. Stuart spearheaded the organization’s founding and served as its first director. During the early ‘90s, the Compact affiliated with the McLean County Unit of the University of Illinois Extension and expanded its staff through a countywide tax referendum.







To be the center of collaboration, thought, and leadership for workforce and talent development in McLean County through the collective impact of employers, educators, and community.


COMPACT champions the region's educational and training institutions, resources, and programs that enables Bloomington-Normal's existing and future employers to cultivate, retain, and attract the talent that they need.




The goals of COMPACT are to fulfill the objectives outlined in BN Advantage by fostering a collaborative partner network of stakeholders from business, government, labor, education and the community who are committed to the economic diversity, development, and wellbeing of the region.  Through the collective leadership and efforts of our dedicated leaders and supports COMPACT will achieve these strategic goals in 2018.

  • Improve communication and coordination between regional employers and education and training institutions to better prepare for the talent and skill needs of Bloomington-Normal's firms.
  • Achieve and sustain a strong business-education partnership at the K-12 level.
  • Increase private sector participation in and support of mentorship programs for K-12 students.


For more information on COMPACT or how you can get involved contact Jancy LaFollette, Manager of Workforce Development at jancy@mcleancochamber.org or call the Chamber at (309) 829-6344.


Employer Needs Survey Executive Summary

Employer Needs Survey Questions

Employer Needs Survey Results

Logic Model Presentation

Breakfast Business Brief (June 23) Powerpoint Presentation