Illinois Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Illinois Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker

  • Capital: Springfield
  • Population (2017 Est.): 12,802,023
  • Largest Cities (2017): Chicago, 2,716,450; Aurora, 200,965; Joliet, 148,462; Naperville, 147,682; Rockford, 147,051
  • Targeted Industries: Advanced Manufacturing; Agribusiness & Food Processing; Life Sciences & Biotechnology; Business & Professional Services; Energy; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • Key Incentives: Enterprise Zones, EDGE (Economic Development for a Growing Economy) Tax Credit, High Impact Business, Angel Investment Credit, Small Business Jobs Creation Tax Credit, New Markets Development, River Edge Redevelopment Zone, Historic Preservation Tax Credit
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $820.4 billion*

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

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Hoosier Energy

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

Learn about Hoosier Energy and our 18 member distribution systems by visiting www.HoosierSites.com and see how our economic development team can assist your growing business.

Hoosier Energy

State Listings

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Erin Guthrie
Acting Director
500 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-782-7500
[email protected]
www.illinois.gov/dceo

Intersect Illinois

Paulina San Millan
Director of Research & Business Development
230 West Monroe Street, Suite 330
Chicago, IL 60606
312-667-0248
[email protected]
intersectillinois.org


Utility Listings

Ameren Illinois

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

ComEd

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

Prairie Power Inc

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


Regional Listings

Blackhawk Hills Regional Council

Daniel Payette
Executive Director
309 1st Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071
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
312-850-5699
[email protected]
www.bnsf.com

Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce

Sherry Hensley
Member Services/Events
P.O. Box 2615
Orland Park, IL 60462-1301
708-957-6950
[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
217-223-4313
[email protected]
www.gredf.org

Greater Freeport Partnership

Andrea Schultz
Development Director
27 West Stephenson Street
Freeport, IL 61032
815-233-1350
[email protected]
www.greaterfreeport.com

Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development

Joni Hunt, PECD
Executive Director
1320 Peoria Street
Peru, IL 61354
815-223-0227
[email protected]
www.ivaced.org

Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation

Bonni L. Waters
Vice President
620 East State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
217-479-4627
[email protected]
www.jredc.org

North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation

Mike Kirchhoff, CEcD
President & CEO
815 North Orlando Smith Road, Suite E323, IVCC Campus
Oglesby, IL 61348
815-224-0647
[email protected]
www.northcentralillinois.org

Quad Cities Chamber | Quad Cities First

Liz Tallman
Chief Economic Development Officer
1601 River Drive, Suite 310
Moline, Illinois 61265
563-823-2654
[email protected]
www.quadcitiesfirst.com

Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC)

Nathan Bryant
President & CEO
100 Park Avenue, Suite 100
Rockford, IL 61101
815-969-4264
[email protected]
www.rockfordil.com

University Park SIUE, Inc. (Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville)

Rich Walker
Vice Chancellor for Administration
One North Research Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025-3604
618-650-2536
[email protected]
www.siue.edu/universitypark

Village of Tinley Park

Paula Wallrich
Community Development Director
16250 South Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
708-444-5100
[email protected]
www.tinleypark.org

Western Illinois Economic Development Authority (WIEDA)

Andrew J. Hamilton
Executive Director
1406 East Carroll Street
Macomb, IL 61455
866-325-7525
[email protected]
www.wieda.com


County Listings

Champaign County Economic Development Corporation

Carly McCrory
Executive Director
1817 South Neil Street, Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820
217-359-6261
[email protected]
www.champaigncountyedc.org

Coles Together

Angela Griffin
President
400 Airport Road
Mattoon, IL 61938
217-348-5627
[email protected]
www.colestogether.com

Cook County Bureau of Economic Development (BED)

Susan Campbell
Director, Planning and Development
69 West Washington, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-1000
[email protected]
www.cookcountyil.gov

DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation

Paul Borek
Executive Director
2179 Sycamore Road, Unit 102
Sycamore, IL 60178
815-895-2711
[email protected]
www.dcedc.org

DuPage County Economic Development

Greg Bedalov
President & CEO
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 303
Lisle, IL 60532
331-401-5819
[email protected]
www.choosedupage.com

Economic Alliance of Kankakee County

Lisa Wogan
Vice President
200 East Court Street, Suite 507
Kankakee, IL 60901
815-935-1177
[email protected]
www.kankakeecountyed.org

Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County

Ryan McCrady
President
101 South Main
Decatur, IL 62523
217-422-9520
[email protected]
www.decaturedc.com

Grundy County Economic Development

Nancy E. Norton
President & CEO
112 East Washington Street
Morris, IL 60450
815-942-0163
[email protected]
www.gedc.com

Jefferson County Development Corporation

V. Eileen Williams
Administrative Assistant
200 Potomac Boulevard, Suite 3
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
618-244-3554
[email protected]
www.jeffcodev.org

McHenry County Economic Development Corporation

Jim McConoughey
President
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
815-893-0895
[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
217-440-5101
[email protected]
www.pikeedc.org

Richland County Development Corporation

Courtney Yockey
Executive Director
315 West Main Street
Olney, IL 62450
618-392-2305
[email protected]
www.rcdc.com

Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance

Josh Collins
Interim CEO
531 E. Washington Street
Springfield, IL 62701
217-679-3500
[email protected]
www.ThriveInSPI.org

Whiteside County Economic Development

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

Will County Center for Economic Development

John E. Greuling
President & CEO
203 North Ottawa Street, Suite 100
Joliet, IL 60432
815-774-6060
[email protected]
www.willcountyced.com

Winnebago County

Chris Dornbush
Director of Development Services
404 Elm Street, Room 403
Rockford, IL 61101
815-319-4367
[email protected]
www.wincoil.us


City Listings

Aurora Mayor's Office of Economic Development

David Dibo
Executive Director
5 South Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
630-256-3100
[email protected]
www.aurora-il.org

Carbondale Economic Development Office

Steven Mitchell
Director
200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-549-5302, ext. 286
[email protected]
www.ci.carbondale.il.us

Carmi Chamber of Commerce

Lauren Higginson
Executive Director
225 East Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
618-382-7606
[email protected]
www.cityofcarmi.org/economic-development

City of Bloomington

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

City of Centralia

Rose Aldag-McVey, MA
Economic Development Director
101 South Locust Street
Centralia, IL 62801
618-533-7622
[email protected]
www.cityofcentralia.org

City of DeKalb Community Development Department

Dan Olson
Principal Planner
200 South Fourth Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-748-2361
[email protected]
www.cityofdekalb.com

City of Elmhurst Economic Development Office

Erin Jason
Business Development Coordinator
209 North York Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-530-6017
[email protected]
www.elmhurst.org

City of Fairview Heights

Paul Ellis
Director, Economic Development Department
10025 Bunkum Road
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
618-489-2033
[email protected]
www.cofh.org

City of Oak Forest

Travis Bandstra
Economic & Community Development Director
15440 South Central Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
708-687-4050, ext. 1007
[email protected]
www.oak-forest.org

City of Pittsfield

Diana Halmick, MPA
Economic Development Director
215 North Monroe Street
Pittsfield, IL 62363
217-285-4484
[email protected]
www.developpittsfield.com

City of Salem

Jeanne Gustafson
Economic Development Director
101 South Broadway Avenue
Salem, IL 62881
618-548-2222, ext. 16
[email protected]
salemil.biz

City of St. Charles Community & Economic Development

Rita Tungare, AICP
Director
2 East Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
630-377-4443
[email protected]
www.stcharlesil.gov/edd

City of Vandalia

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

City of Woodstock

Garrett Anderson
Economic Development Director
121 West Calhoun Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-3176
[email protected]
www.choosewoodstock.com

City of Zion

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

Downtown Springfield, Inc.

Lisa Clemmons Stott
Executive Director
3 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 15
Springfield, IL 62701
217-544-1723
[email protected]
www.downtownspringfield.org

Elgin Development Group

Tony Lucenko
Economic Development Director
31 South Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
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
847-357-4005
[email protected]
www.elkgrove.com

Greater Sterling Development Corporation

Heather Sotelo
Executive Director
1741 Industrial Drive
Sterling, IL 61081
815-625-5255
[email protected]
www.sterlingdevelopment.org

Joliet Arsenal Development Authority

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

Mendota Economic Development

Emily McConville
Director
800 Washington Street, P.O. Box 710
Mendota, IL 61342
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
630-897-6748
[email protected]
www.montgomery-illinois.org

Mount Carmel Area Economic Alliance

Craig Newman
President & COO
P.O. Box 41
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
618-262-5433
[email protected]
www.mcaea.com

Renew Moline Inc.

Alexandra Elias
President & CEO
1506 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
309-762-9194
[email protected]
www.renewmoline.com

Springfield Office of Planning & Economic Development

Valera Yazell
Director
800 East Monroe, Room 107
Springfield, IL 62701
217-789-2377, ext. 5475
[email protected]
www.springfield.il.us

Streator Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Jack Dzuris
Executive Director
320 East Main, P.O. Box 360
Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2921
[email protected]
www.streatorchamber.com

Village of Arlington Heights

Michael Mertes
Business Development Coordinator
33 South Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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
630-540-5940
[email protected]
www.village.bartlett.il.us

Village of Hoffman Estates

Kevin Kramer, CEcD
Director of Economic Development
1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
847-781-2662
[email protected]
www.hoffmanestates.org

Village of Huntley

Margo Griffin
Economic Development Manager
10987 Main Street
Huntley, IL 60142
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
708-579-2320
[email protected]
www.villageoflagrange.com

Village of Lemont Planning & Economic Development Department

Jason Berry
Economic & Community Development Director
418 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
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
708-283-4779
[email protected]
www.villageofmatteson.org

Village of New Lenox

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

Village of Oswego Economic Development

Corinna Cole
Economic Development Director
100 Parkers Mill
Oswego, IL 60543
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
708-283-5622
[email protected]
www.villageofparkforest.com

Village of Schaumburg Economic Development

Matt Frank
Director
101 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193
847-923-3853
[email protected]
www.villageofschaumburg.com

Village of Skokie

Len Becker
Economic Development Manager
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
847-933-8446
[email protected]
www.skokie.org

Village of Wheeling

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

World Business Chicago

Andrea Zopp
CEO
177 North State Street, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60601
312-553-0500
[email protected]
www.worldbusinesschicago.com

Yorkville Community Development

Krysti Barksdale-Noble
Director
800 Game Farm Road
Yorkville, IL 60560
630-553-8573
[email protected]
www.yorkville.il.us