Economic Development Resources

Illinois and our local city and county municipalities provide grants, assistance programs, networking opportunities, and more to businesses and those in the workforce to promote economic development. Please contact the below organizations directly for more details on their services, and feel free to contact us if you we can help you navigate any of these resources.


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Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce serve  to promote local businesses and economic development, by providing a way to network with other businesses, professional development, and legislative advocacy.

Below are a few Chambers of Commerce in the District:

Economic Development Organizations

Economic Development Organizations seek to improve overall quality of life by providing residents connections to jobs and a solid tax base, while also assisting existing businesses in hiring and retaining workers. 

Will County's Center for Economic Development can be accessed on this website:

Choose DuPage (the DuPage Economic Development Alliance) can be accessed on this website:

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

DCEO works to enable the existence of an economy that benefits taxpayers, business, workers, and communities by providing different types grants and assistance programs to businesses, the workforce, and the community so that all people are able to succeed. 

DCEO also includes the Office of Regional Economic Development, the First Stop Business Information Center, and the Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment.

Go to this website for more information on the assistance provided by DCEO:

Workforce Centers

Workforce Centers aid those in the workforce by training jobseekers in how to begin or advance their career, developing the workforce through talent initiatives, and connecting businesses and jobseekers.

Access DuPage County's federally funded workNet DuPage Career Center's website through this link:

Visit the website of Will County's Workforce Center here:

Sampling of recently passed economic development-related legislation

  • HB0117 Amends Secure Choice Savings Program

  • HB0132 Amends the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act

  • HB1711 Amends the Animal Welfare Act

  • HB2454 Amends the Counties Code and the Illinois Municipal Code

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