Arthur Economic Development in Arthur Illinois

Address and phone number for Arthur Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at South Vine Street, Arthur IL.

Arthur Economic Development
206 South Vine Street, Arthur, Illinois, 61911
Mon-Sat 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

About the Arthur Economic Development

The Arthur Economic Development, located in Arthur, IL, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the Douglas County area. The Economic Development Agency (EDA) attracts and retains business, promotes development to increase employment and the tax base, and encourages a thriving economic environment in Arthur. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

You may contact the Economic Development Office for questions about:
  • Arthur Economic Development programs and services
  • City and community development
  • Job creation, training, and workforce development
  • Douglas County Economic Development funds
  • EDA grants and funding
Arthur Business and Workforce Development

The Economic Development Office promotes the Douglas County area for business development, highlighting Arthur as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with Douglas County Chambers of Commerce and business groups to market the region for business development. To promote business, the EDA creates marketing materials, creates promotional advertising, and organizes Douglas County business expos. In addition to business development, the Economic Development Office promotes workforce development through job creation programs and training opportunities.

Land Development Programs in Arthur, IL

In Arthur, the Economic Development Center seeks developers for undeveloped land or areas in need of redevelopment. They market development opportunities and identify obstacles to development, such as site contamination or a lack of funding. The Arthur Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Arthur to match developers, landlords, and business owners with prime locations.

Small Business Support Programs

As part of its business development agenda, the Economic Development Agency offers small business support programs. These programs provide ombudsmen services, support small businesses with licensing and Douglas County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

The Economic Development Office administers Douglas County grants and loans. These include Brownfield Redevelopment grants, facade improvement grants, and Douglas County public improvement grants. Businesses can also qualify for Douglas County loan programs, often with below-market interest rates and less stringent credit requirements than business loans from traditional financing institutions.

Douglas County Tax Incentives

In Illinois, the Economic Development Corporation administers tax incentives for businesses that expand or relocate within the jurisdiction. Funding for tax incentives may come from the Illinois state level, the Douglas County level, or the Arthur level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in Douglas County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Arthur Economic Development

You may contact the Arthur Economic Development by calling 217-543-2232, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Arthur Economic Development, 206 South Vine Street, Arthur, Illinois, 61911.

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