I've been getting more positive feedback from local officials. I have met with or been in dialog with a number of organizations including local representatives, the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDCO), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), and the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). They have recommended additional resources, requested additional time to review my proposal, and scheduled to converse again. It is generally agreed that a more specific written proposal will be required. The proposed extended feasibility study will yield data necessary for such a professional proposal.