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Illinois Directory of Economic Development Organizations

Illinois Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner

  • Capital: Springfield
  • Population (2015 Est.): 12,859,995
  • Largest Cities (2015): Chicago, 2,720,546; Aurora, 200,661; Rockford, 148,278; Joliet, 147,861; Naperville, 147,100
  • Targeted Industries: Advanced Manufacturing; Agribusiness & Food Processing; Life Sciences & Biotechnology; Business & Professional Services; Energy; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • Key Incentives: Subordinated Loan Program, Municipal Utility Improvement Grants, Roadway & Rail Improvement Grants & Loans, Job Training & Recruitment Assistance, Enterprise Zones, Foreign Trade Zones
  • GDP (All Industry 2015): $775.0 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

  • Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

    Sean McCarthy
    Director (Acting)
    500 East Monroe Street
    Springfield, IL 62701
    P: 217-782-7500
    [email protected]
    www.illinois.gov/dceo
  • Intersect Illinois

    Kelly Nicholl
    Chief Marketing Officer
    230 West Monroe Street, Suite 330
    Chicago, IL 60606
    P: 312-667-6010
    [email protected]
    www.intersectillinois.org

 

Utility Listings

  • Ameren

    Michael S. Kearney
    Director, Economic Development
    P.O. Box 66149, MC 350
    St. Louis, MO 63166
    P: 800-981-9409
    [email protected]
    www.ameren.com/ecdev
  • ComEd

    Ed Sitar
    Economic and Business Development Manager
    Three Lincoln Centre
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    P: 630-437-2571
    [email protected]
    www.comed.com/econdev
  • Hoosier Energy

    Harold Gutzwiller
    Manager, Economic Development/Key Accounts
    P.O. Box 908
    Bloomington, IN 47402
    P: 812-876-0294
    [email protected]
    www.hoosiersites.com
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  • Prairie Power Inc

    Aaron Ridenour
    Manager of Economic Development
    2103 South Main
    Jacksonville, IL 62651
    P: 217-245-616, x1096
    [email protected]
    www.ppi.coop

 

Regional Listings

  • Blackhawk Hills Regional Council

    Theresa Wittenauer
    Executive Director
    102 East Route 30, Suite 3
    Rock Falls, IL 61071
    P: 815-625-3854
    [email protected]
    www.blackhawkhills.com
  • BNSF Railway Company

    Eric Pitcher
    Regional Manager, Economic Development
    547 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1509
    Chicago, IL 60661
    P: 312-850-5699
    [email protected]
    www.bnsf.com
  • Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce

    David Hinderliter, IOM, ACE
    President & CEO
    920 West 175th Street, Suite 3
    Homewood, IL 60430
    P: 708-957-6950, ext. 117
    [email protected]
    www.chicagosouthlandchamber.com
  • Great River Economic Development Foundation (Quincy & Adams County)

    Marcel Wagner
    President
    300 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 256
    Quincy, IL 62301
    P: 217-223-4313
    [email protected]
    www.gredf.org
  • Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development

    Joni Hunt, PECD
    Executive Director
    1320 Peoria Street
    Peru, IL 61354
    P: 815-223-0227
    [email protected]
    www.ivaced.org
  • Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation

    Terry L. Denison
    President
    221 East State Street
    Jacksonville, IL 6265062650
    P: 217-479-4627
    [email protected]
    www.jredc.org
  • Northwest Illinois Development Alliance

    David Young
    Executive Director
    27 West Stephenson Street
    Freeport, IL 61032
    P: 815-233-1356
    [email protected]
    www.nidaworks.com
  • Quad Cities Chamber | Quad Cities First

    Ray De Winkle, CEcD, EDFP
    Vice President, Business Attraction
    1601 River Drive, Suite 310
    Moline, IL 61265
    P: 563-823-2658
    [email protected]
    www.quadcitiesfirst.com
  • Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC)

    Mike Nicholas
    President
    100 Park Avenue, Suite 100
    Rockford, IL 61101
    P: 815-969-4264
    [email protected]
    www.rockfordil.com
  • Tinley Park (SW Metro Chicago) Economic Development

    Paula Wallrich, AICP
    Interim Community Development Director
    16250 South Oak Park Avenue
    Tinley Park, IL 60477
    P: 708-444-5110
    [email protected]
    www.tinleyparkbiz.biz
  • University Park SIUE, Inc. (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville)

    James Pennekamp
    Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Regional Economic Development & Executive Director, University Park
    One North Research Drive
    Edwardsville, IL 62025-3604
    P: 618-659-9300
    [email protected]
    www.siue.edu/universitypark
  • Western Illinois Economic Development Authority (WIEDA)

    Andrew J. Hamilton
    Executive Director
    510 North Pearl, Suite 300
    Macomb, IL 61455
    P: 866-325-7525
    [email protected]
    www.wieda.com

 

County Listings

  • Champaign County Economic Development Corporation

    Erik Kotewa
    Deputy Director
    1817 South Neil Street, Suite 100
    Champaign, IL 61820
    P: 217-378-8535
    [email protected]
    www.champaigncountyedc.org
  • Coles Together

    Angela Griffin
    President and CEO
    400 Airport Road
    Mattoon, IL 61938
    P: 217-348-5627
    [email protected]
    www.colestogether.com
  • Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

    Michael Jasso
    Director, Planning and Development
    69 West Washington, Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60602
    P: 312-603-1077
    [email protected]
    www.cookcountygov.com
  • DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation

    Paul Borek
    Executive Director
    421 North California Street, Building 1B, Suite 200
    Sycamore, IL 60178
    P: 815-895-2711
    [email protected]
    www.dcedc.org
  • DuPage County Economic Development

    John Carpenter
    President & CEO
    2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 303
    Lisle, IL 60532
    P: 630-955-2089
    [email protected]
    www.choosedupage.com
  • Economic Alliance of Kankakee County

    Michael J. Van Mill
    President & CEO
    200 East Court Street, Suite 507
    Kankakee, IL 60901
    P: 815-935-1177
    [email protected]
    www.kankakeecountyed.org
  • Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County

    Ryan McCrady
    President
    101 South Main, Suite LL 5
    Decatur, IL 62523
    P: 217-422-9520
    [email protected]
    www.decaturedc.com
  • Grundy County Economic Development

    Missy Durkin
    Business Development Director
    112 East Washington Street
    Morris, IL 60450
    P: 815-942-0163
    [email protected]
    www.gedc.com
  • Jefferson County Development Corporation

    Jonathon D. Hallberg AICP, PCED
    Executive Director
    200 Potomac Boulevard, Suite 3
    Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
    P: 618-244-3554
    [email protected]
    www.jeffcodev.org
  • McHenry County Economic Development Corporation

    Pam Cumpata
    President
    5435 Bull Valley Road, Suite 324
    McHenry, IL 60050
    P: 815-363-0444
    [email protected]
    www.mchenrycountyedc.com
  • Pike County Economic Development Corporation

    Brenda Middendorf
    Interim Executive Director
    1301 East Washington, P.O. Box 214
    Pittsfield, IL 62363
    P: 217-440-5101
    [email protected]
    www.pikeedc.org
  • Richland County Development Corporation

    Courtney Yockey
    Executive Director
    315 West Main Street
    Olney, IL 62450
    P: 618-392-2305
    [email protected]
    www.rcdc.com
  • Whiteside County Economic Development

    Gary Camarano
    Economic Development Director & Enterprise Zone Administrator
    200 East Knox Street
    Morrison, IL 61270
    P: 815-772-5182
    [email protected]
    www.whiteside.org
  • Will County Center for Economic Development

    John E. Greuling
    President & CEO
    116 North Chicago Street, Suite 101
    Joliet, IL 60432
    P: 815-723-1800
    [email protected]
    www.willcountyced.com
  • Winnebago County

    Stacy Bernardi
    Economic Development Director
    404 Elm Street, Room 403
    Rockford, IL 61101
    P: 815-319-4278
    [email protected]
    www.wincoil.us

 

City Listings

  • Aurora Economic Development Commission

    Kathy Leonard
    Development Services Administrator
    43 West Galena Boulevard
    Aurora, IL 60506
    P: 630-256-3160, ext. 3163
    [email protected]
    www.aurora-il.org
  • Carbondale Business Development

    Kevin Baity
    Assistant City Manager for Economic Development
    200 S. Illinois Ave.
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    P: 618-549-5302
    [email protected]
    www.ci.carbondale.il.us
  • City of Bloomington

    Austin Grammer, CSM
    Economic Development Coordinator
    109 East Olive Street
    Bloomington, IL 61701
    P: 309-434-2611
    [email protected]
    www.cityblm.org
  • City of Carmi

    Sandra Irvine
    Executive Director
    225 East Main Street
    Carmi, IL 62821
    P: 618-384-2001
    [email protected]
    www.cityofcarmi.org/economic-development
  • City of Centralia

    Kala Lambert
    Economic Development Director
    222 S. Poplar Street
    Centralia, IL 62801
    P: 618-533-7664
    [email protected]
    www.cityofcentralia.org
  • City of DeKalb

    Jennifer Diedrich
    Economic Development Coordinator
    200 South Fourth Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    P: 815-748-2365
    [email protected]
    www.cityofdekalb.com
  • City of Elmhurst Economic Development Office

    Cathy Maloney
    Economic Development Consultant
    209 North York Street
    Elmhurst, IL 60126
    P: 630-530-6017
    [email protected]
    www.elmhurst.org
  • City of Oak Forest

    Adam Dotson
    Community Development Director
    15440 South Central Avenue
    Oak Forest, IL 60452
    P: 708-687-4050, ext. 1007
    [email protected]
    www.oak-forest.org
  • City of Pittsfield

    Bill McCartney
    Economic Development Director
    215 North Monroe Street
    Pittsfield, IL 62363
    P: 217-285-4484
    [email protected]
    www.pittsfieldil.org
  • City of Salem

    Jeanne Gustafson
    Economic Development Director
    101 South Broadway Avenue
    Salem, IL 62881
    P: 618-548-2222, ext. 16
    [email protected]
    www.salemil.us
  • City of St. Charles Economic Development Dept.

    Karla McCleary
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    2 East Main Street
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    P: 630-443-4093
    [email protected]
    www.stcharlesil.gov/edd
  • City of Vandalia

    Rick J. Gottman
    Mayor & City Administrator
    431 West Gallatin Street
    Vandalia, IL 62471
    P: 618-283-1152
    [email protected]
    www.vandaliaillinois.com
  • City of Zion

    Sonolito Bronson
    Coordinator of Planning and Economic Development
    2828 Sheridan Road
    Zion, IL 60099
    P: 847-746-4056
    [email protected]
    www.zion.il.us
  • Downtown Springfield, Inc.

    Scott Troehler
    Business Retention & Expansion Council
    3 West Old State Capitol Plaza
    Springfield, IL 62701
    P: 217-544-1723
    [email protected]
    www.downtownspringfield.org/about
  • Elgin Development Group

    Tony Lucenko
    Economic Development Director
    31 South Grove Avenue
    Elgin, IL 60120
    P: 847-741-5660
    [email protected]
    www.elgindevelopment.com
  • Elk Grove Village

    Josh Grodzin
    Director of Business Development & Marketing
    901 Wellington Avenue
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
    P: 847-357-4005
    [email protected]
    www.elkgrove.com
  • Greater Sterling Development Corporation

    Heather Sotelo
    Executive Director
    1741 Industrial Drive
    Sterling, IL 61081
    P: 815-625-5255
    [email protected]
    www.sterlingdevelopment.org
  • Joliet Arsenal Development Authority

    Richard Kwasneski
    Executive Director
    3180 Theodore Street, Suite 103
    Joliet, IL 60435
    P: 815-630-2800
    [email protected]
    www.jada.org
  • Mendota Economic Development

    Emily McConville
    Director
    800 Washington Street, P.O. Box 710
    Mendota, IL 61342
    P: 815-539-7459
    [email protected]
    www.mendota.il.us
  • Montgomery Economic Development Corporation

    Charlene Coulombe-Fiore EDFP CEcD
    Executive Director
    200 Webster Street
    Montgomery, IL 60538
    P: 630-897-6748
    [email protected]
    Montgomery-Illinois.org
  • Mount Carmel Area Economic Alliance

    Ben Ross
    President & COO
    P.O. Box 41
    Mount Carmel, IL 62863
    P: 618-262-5433
    [email protected]
    www.mcaea.com
  • Renew Moline Inc.

    Janet Mathis
    Executive Director
    1506 River Drive
    Moline, IL 61265
    P: 309-762-9194
    [email protected]
    www.RenewMoline.com
  • Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development

    Michael J. Farmer
    Director
    800 East Monroe, Room 107
    Springfield, IL 62701
    P: 217-789-2377, ext. 470
    [email protected]
    www.springfield.il.us
  • Streator Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Stephen Jonland
    Economic Development Director
    320 East Main, P.O. Box 360
    Streator, IL 61364
    P: 815-672-2921
    [email protected]
    www.streatorchamber.com
  • Village of Arlington Heights

    Michael Mertes
    Business & Development Coordinator
    33 S. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    P: 847-368-5220
    [email protected]
    www.vah.com
  • Village of Bartlett Economic Development

    Tony Fradin
    Economic Development Coordinator
    228 South Main Street
    Bartlett, IL 60103
    P: 630-540-5940
    [email protected]
    www.village.bartlett.il.us
  • Village of Hoffman Estates

    Kevin Kramer
    Economic Development Director
    1900 Hassell Rd.
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    P: 847-781-2662
    [email protected]
    www.hoffmanestates.org
  • Village of Huntley

    Margo Griffin
    Business Development Coordinator
    10987 Main Street
    Huntley, IL 60142
    P: 847-515-5269
    [email protected]
    www.huntleyfirst.com
  • Village of La Grange

    Charity Jones
    Community Development Director
    53 South La Grange Road
    La Grange, IL 60525
    P: 708-579-2320
    [email protected]
    www.villageoflagrange.com
  • Village of Lemont Planning & Economic Development Department

    Heather Valone
    Village Planner
    418 Main Street
    Lemont, IL 60439
    P: 630-257-1595
    [email protected]
    www.lemont.il.us
  • Village of Matteson Economic Development

    LaVern Murphy
    Deputy Director of Economic Development
    4900 Village Commons
    Matteson, IL 60443
    P: 708-283-4779
    [email protected]
    www.choosematteson.com
  • Village of New Lenox

    Nancy Dye
    Economic Development Coordinator
    1 Veterans Parkway
    New Lenox, IL 60451
    P: 815-462-6416
    [email protected]
    www.newlenox.net
  • Village of Oswego Economic Development

    Corinna Cole
    Economic Development Director
    100 Parkers Mill
    Oswego, IL 60543
    P: 630-551-2334
    [email protected]
    www.oswegoil.org/economic-development/
  • Village of Park Forest

    Hildy L. Kingma
    Director of Economic Development and Planning
    350 Victory Drive
    Park Forest, IL 60466
    P: 708-283-5622
    [email protected]
    www.villageofparkforest.com
  • Village of Schaumburg Economic Development

    Matt Frank
    Economic Development Coordinator
    101 Schaumburg Court
    Schaumburg, IL 60193
    P: 847-923-3853
    [email protected]
    www.villageofschaumburg.com
  • Village of Wheeling

    John C. Melaniphy, III
    Director of Economic Development
    2 Community Boulevard
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    P: 847-459-2605
    [email protected]
    www.wheelingil.gov
  • Yorkville Economic Development Corporation

    Lynn Dubajic
    Executive Director
    651 Prairie Pointe Drive, Suite 102
    Yorkville, IL 60560
    P: 630-553-0843
    [email protected]
    www.yedconline.org