Jacksonville Economic Development in Jacksonville Illinois

Address and phone number for Jacksonville Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at West Douglas Avenue, Jacksonville IL.


Name
Jacksonville Economic Development
Address
200 West Douglas Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois, 62650
Phone
217-479-4627
Fax
361-771-3543
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

About the Jacksonville Economic Development

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

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

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

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

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

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

Contact the Jacksonville Economic Development

You may contact the Jacksonville Economic Development by calling 217-479-4627, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Jacksonville Economic Development, 200 West Douglas Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois, 62650.


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