The mission of this center is to enhance the economic well being of the people of the McHenry County College district by providing leadership and collaboration in support of business, community, economic and workforce development.
The Chalmers Center for Economic Development is a research and training initiative of Covenant College that specializes in community economic development. The Center provides training opportunities for missionaries, church workers, non-profit organization staff, and students worldwide; consulting services to churches, mission agencies and Christian organizations; writes and disseminates training materials, has published working papers, newsletters and books on holistic, church-centered economic development programs; and educates churches and Christian agencies on strategic collaborations.
Eastern University offers degree programs with international economic development concentration.
Regent College offers marketplace ministries courses at the Marketplace Institute.