Washington Economic Development in Washington Illinois

Address and phone number for Washington Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at Washington Square, Washington IL.


Name
Washington Economic Development
Address
114 Washington Square, Washington, Illinois, 61571
Phone
309-444-8909
Fax
309-444-9225
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

About the Washington Economic Development

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

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

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

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

Economic Development Grants & Loans

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

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

Contact the Washington Economic Development

You may contact the Washington Economic Development by calling 309-444-8909, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Washington Economic Development, 114 Washington Square, Washington, Illinois, 61571.


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