Kankakee County Economic Development in Kankakee Illinois

Address and phone number for Kankakee County Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at East Court Street, Kankakee IL.

Kankakee County Economic Development
200 East Court Street, Kankakee, Illinois, 60901

About the Kankakee County Economic Development

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

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

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

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

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

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

Contact the Kankakee County Economic Development

You may contact the Kankakee County Economic Development by calling 815-935-1177, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Kankakee County Economic Development, 200 East Court Street, Kankakee, Illinois, 60901.

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