The director of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council is leaving for a new private-sector job.
Kyle Ham will leave April 30 to become a vice president at Morton-based CORE Construction. EDC board chair Jared Hall said they will begin the process to find a new leader immediately.
“I know I speak for the entire EDC when I congratulate Kyle on his new position, and at the same time, I know we now have big shoes to fill,” Hall said. “During his more than three years at the EDC, Kyle and his team achieved numerous successes for the community, and we are grateful for his exemplary service.”
Under Ham's tenure, McLean County landed the Rivian Automotive and Brandt Industries. Ham also helped establish Illinois Wesleyan University's Small Business Development Center and a community STEM initiative.