Hancock County Economic Development in La Harpe Illinois

Address and phone number for Hancock County Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at East Main Street, La Harpe IL.

Hancock County Economic Development
128 East Main Street, La Harpe, Illinois, 61450

About the Hancock County Economic Development

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

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

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

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

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

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

Contact the Hancock County Economic Development

You may contact the Hancock County Economic Development by calling 217-659-7779, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Hancock County Economic Development, 128 East Main Street, La Harpe, Illinois, 61450.

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