Franklin County Economic Development in Benton Illinois

Address and phone number for Franklin County Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at Public Square, Benton IL.

Franklin County Economic Development
202 Public Square, Benton, Illinois, 62812

About the Franklin County Economic Development

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

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

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

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

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

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

Contact the Franklin County Economic Development

You may contact the Franklin County Economic Development by calling 618-439-6105, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Franklin County Economic Development, 202 Public Square, Benton, Illinois, 62812.

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