Marion Economic Development in Marion Illinois

Address and phone number for Marion Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at W Main St, Marion IL.

Marion Economic Development
2305 W Main St, Marion, Illinois, 62959

About the Marion Economic Development

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

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

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

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

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

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

Contact the Marion Economic Development

You may contact the Marion Economic Development by calling 618-998-8252, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Marion Economic Development, 2305 W Main St, Marion, Illinois, 62959.

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