Illinois Valley Economic Development in Gillespie Illinois

Address and phone number for Illinois Valley Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at South Macoupin Street, Gillespie IL.

Illinois Valley Economic Development
223 South Macoupin Street, Gillespie, Illinois, 62033

About the Illinois Valley Economic Development

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

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

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

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

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

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

Contact the Illinois Valley Economic Development

You may contact the Illinois Valley Economic Development by calling 217-839-4431, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Illinois Valley Economic Development, 223 South Macoupin Street, Gillespie, Illinois, 62033.

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