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The Illinois Department of Commerce is Your One-Stop Resource

Illinois businesses benefit from the state’s strategic location, world-class transportation and logistics infrastructure, loyal and well-educated workforce, major research and higher education assets, and legacy of innovation.

To make your selection process quick and efficient, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity provides free and confidential services to companies seeking to locate or expand in Illinois. 

We are your one-stop resource for:

  • Site Selection
  • Customized Workforce Training
  • Regional & Local Collaboration
  • Expedited Permitting, Licensing & Other Approvals
  • Connection to Key Stakeholders and Civic & Business Partners
  • Potential Financial Support
  • And More!

In addition, Illinois offers a highly competitive suite of incentives that may be available, including:

  • Tax Credits Based on Job Creation
  • Enterprise Zones & HIB Designations
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Workforce Recruitment & Training
  • Non-Traditional Loans
  • Roadway, Rail & Infrastructure

We look forward to working with you and your team! 

Contact us today.