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Keith Moran

Keith, formed Moran Economic Development in June 2009.  Prior to the creation of Moran Economic Development, he served as the majority owner of Development & Municipal Initiatives (DMi) an economic development and planning firm.  Keith also is a former Account Manager for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  Keith managed negotiated and facilitated economic development and redevelopment projects throughout the State of Illinois.  He participated in and conducted negotiations with real estate interests regarding State assistance in hundreds of development projects.  He analyzed market feasibility, public and private financing options, project revenues and expenses, project cost, related public improvements and other variables associated with public/private development projects.  He also prepared written proposals for presentation to developers, businesses, community groups, and elected officials.  Finally, Keith served as a central point of contact for businesses, developers and contractors regarding site identification, development review processes and financial assistance programs.

In the areas of marketing and networking, Keith understands the business climate of Illinois having worked as a state economic development representative and former political advisor.  He has a working relationship with many of the key political figures throughout the State and an understanding of how development opportunities get funded at both the state and federal levels.  His work with many different economic development groups and communities has enabled him to learn what works in terms of marketing and developing a building and site location or community.  Keith has played a major role in many of the new jobs created in Illinois over the last few years and the retention of businesses that threatened to close or move from our State.

Illinois Tax Increment Association Board Member

Illinois Comptroller Local Government Advisory Board Member

Illinois Enterprise Zone Association Member

Illinois Development Council Member

Basic Economic Development Graduate

Edwardsville Township Trustee

Finance Chairman, Library Board of Trustees Edwardsville, Illinois

Certified Mediator / Certified Facilitator

Distinguished Service Award Madison County Probation 2000

Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • March 2007: “The Use of Tax Increment Financing for Redevelopment” Rural Financing Workshop; Decatur, Illinois
  • September 2008: “Winning Community Support for Your TIF Project.” Illinois Tax Increment Assication (ITIA) Fall Conference; Chicago, Illinois
  • February 2009: “Business Disrict Development Act” Southern Illinois Mayor’s Association; Mt. Vernon, Illinois
  • May 2009: “Identifying Funding Sources in a Challenged Economy” Illinois Tax Increment Association (ITIA) Spring Conference; Fairview Heights, Illinois
  • October 2009: “Using Special Economic Development Financing Tools” Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Principles & Practices of Community Economic Development


  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Illinois State University
  • Master of Public Administration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville