PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — $10 million is coming from the state of Illinois to launch Distillery Labs in downtown Peoria.
It’s a place that will help local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.
The executive director of the new Distillery Labs, Paul Leaman, said they can use this money to purchase and restore the old Thomas building in downtown Peoria and get the building opened within the next year.
The old ICC building will soon once again be filled with classrooms and offices; this time to support the innovation of small businesses in the Peoria area. Leaman said it’s an exciting venture for Peoria and the surrounding area.
“Distillery Labs is really a place to unite people, ideas and resources to develop new businesses and launch new businesses across the region,” Leaman said.
Leaman spoke at the Peoria Rotary Club’s meeting on Friday in…