In 2015, BNAdvantage, an economic development strategy for the Bloomington-Normal-McLean County, IL region was unveiled, establishing a strategic framework to guide the area to a prosperous and sustainable economic future. A critical component of BNAdvantage was the development of a standing Workforce Development Committee, championed by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, to fulfill workforce development goals. The efforts of the Workforce Development Committee and the mission of the McLean County Community Compact made for a natural partnership to share leadership, commitment, and resources to the support of community stakeholders from business, government, labor, education and the community to achieve BNAdvantage strategic goals.
In March of 2018, the McLean County Community Compact Board of Directors voted to become a subsidiary of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and rebrand as COMPACT. COMPACT’s current mission is to grow a robust, diverse, and work ready talent pipeline through an integrated network of employers, educators, and community resources.
Today, COMPACT is a dynamic organization of dedicated community, education, and business leaders committed to unifying and mobilizing resources by enhancing the culture of shared responsibility to maintain and strengthen workforce development in McLean County.