Decatur Economic Development in Decatur Illinois

Address and phone number for Decatur Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur IL.

Decatur Economic Development
1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur, Illinois, 62523

About the Decatur Economic Development

The Decatur Economic Development, located in Decatur, IL, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the Macon 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 Decatur. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

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

The Economic Development Office promotes the Macon County area for business development, highlighting Decatur as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with Macon 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 Macon 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 Decatur, IL

In Decatur, 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 Decatur Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Decatur 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 Macon County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

Macon 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 Macon County level, or the Decatur level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in Macon County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Decatur Economic Development

You may contact the Decatur Economic Development by calling 217-424-2753, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Decatur Economic Development, 1 Gary K Anderson Plaza, Decatur, Illinois, 62523.

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