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About DCEO

Welcome!
 
It is my pleasure to invite you to tour our new website and take a closer look at the many ways in which Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) can help your business and community thrive.  
 
Our new site is designed to provide fast, easy access to the information you need. From our user-friendly design that helps you navigate quickly, to enhanced search tools and links to social media; we've worked to make this your one-stop shop for economic development information in Illinois.  
 
Web users demand fresh, up-to-date information.  Our home page brings you the latest DCEO news and events as well as links to key publications and data sources. Whether you are small business looking for financing or resources to train your workforce, a company looking to locate in our state, an economic development professional looking for marketing information, or a community seeking economic development resources, we have it all here for you.
 
If you can’t find what you need, please use one our easy email contact forms and we will get back to you with the information and contact person that is right for you.
 
Illinois is moving forward and we’d love to hear from you. Please follow us on Facebook, twitter and Linked-in and share in Illinois’ economic development conversation – it’s changing daily.
 
Sincerely,

Adam Pollet,
Director
 

Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Mission Statement

To raise Illinois’ profile as a premier global business destination; and to provide a foundation for the economic prosperity of all Illinoisans, through coordination of business recruitment and retention, provision of essential capital to small businesses, investment in infrastructure and job training for a 21st century economy, and administration of state and federal grant programs.