President & CEO
Will County Center for Economic Development
Doug Pryor is the President and CEO of the Will County Center for Economic Development. In this role, he is focused on designing and implementing strategies to strengthen Will County’s position as a premier business destination for large-scale, regionally impactful investments, while also enhancing the County’s capabilities in innovation and new business development.
In his time leading the CED’s business recruitment and retention programs, Doug has helped deliver projects totaling more than $4 billion in investment in a wide range of industries including energy generation, corporate headquarters, electric vehicle manufacturing, transportation and logistics, food production, and retail.
Doug is also an Instructor of Economics and Statistics at Dominican University and currently serves on the State of Illinois Enterprise Zone Board. Prior to joining the CED, he was the County Administrator for Grundy County and Vice President of the Grundy Economic Development Council. Doug is a native of Joliet, a graduate of the University of Illinois-Springfield with a bachelor’s degree in economics and holds an MBA from Dominican University.
About the Will County Center for Economic Development
The Will County Center for Economic Development is a not-for-profit economic development corporation established in 1981 with the core mission to improve the quality of life for all residents in Will County by recruiting companies providing high quality jobs and solid tax base while assisting existing businesses to retain and add jobs. Home to North America’s Largest Inland Port, Will County is a top-100 population County in America and a top job creator in Illinois.