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Accounting & Tax Services


RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed.


FORVIS, LLP ranks among the nation’s top 10 professional services firms. Created by the merger of equals of BKD, LLP and Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP (DHG), FORVIS is driven by the commitment to use our forward vision to deliver unmatched client experiences. With more than 5,400 dedicated professionals who serve clients in all 50 states, as well as across the globe, FORVIS will offer comprehensive assurance, tax, advisory, and wealth management services.

Miller Cooper & Co Ltd

From automotive dealers through technology innovators, Miller Cooper principals and staff bring deep industry expertise in a wide range of industry sectors, and in serving government entities, school districts and nonprofit organizations.

Sikich LLP

For more than 30 years, Sikich has been supporting manufacturing and distribution companies with challenges and opportunities related to accounting, advisory and technology solutions. Our experts serve a wide variety of specialties and understand what it takes to overcome the challenges facing the industry and how to remain sustainable for long-term success. Find out more at

Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd (ORBA)

While tax, consulting and accounting work is our trade, we are in the relationship business. ORBA helps privately-held companies and high-achieving individuals make and implement smart, confident, future-focused decisions. By guiding clients to the best way forward, we help you  sustain and accelerate success.

KRD, Ltd.

Certified Public Accounts: Accounting;  Auditing & Assurance; Tax Strategies & Preparation; Outsourced Business Services; Business Valuations; and Business Advisory Services

Martin Hood LLC

Martin Hood is dedicated to providing practical advice and excellent service to businesses, organizations and individuals. Learn how you can benefit from our collaborative approach and direct your financial future toward success.

Banking & Insurance Services

Bank of America

Better Drives Us
We get things done. Immersing ourselves in the communities, industries and businesses that we serve. Striving always to deliver more and do better for our clients.
That’s our promise.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Having the information you need at your fingertips is vital when making business decisions. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we are committed to providing the resources, tools and information you need to help you make the best choices for your employees and your business.


BMO is a leading bank driven by a single purpose: to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. Everywhere we do business, we’re focused on building, investing and transforming how we work to drive performance and continue growing the good.

CNA Financial Corp

As a manufacturer in a challenging marketplace, you strive to keep your plant efficient, competitive and profitable. Your facility, equipment breakdowns, supplier or distributor problems, product transmission or liability or employee safety: Nearly everything in the industry carries risk.

US Bank

At U.S. Bank, we believe your company can reach its goals, no matter how ambitious, and we have the products and services to help you reach them. Start making your possible happen today. Member FDIC.

State Farm Insurance Co

State Farm is a mutual company that makes its primary focus its policyholders. Our more than 58,000 employees and more than 19,000 independent contractor agents service 83 million policies and accounts throughout the U.S.

Amerisure Insurance Co

Amerisure is an insurance organization charged with creating exceptional value for its Partners for Success® agencies, employees and policyholders.

Sentry Insurance

At Sentry—because we are a mutual insurance company—our business is built on a foundation of service to our policyholders. Although we’ve grown and changed a lot over the past 110 years, one thing hasn’t changed. We still work to serve our policyholders, and to help their businesses thrive.

First American Equipment Finance

Project Financing for Innovative Organizations

Wells Fargo

For generations, we’ve been helping people go further. From exchanging gold coins for paper checks to enabling online transactions, we’re continually innovating so our customers can get ahead.


Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, company, is a full-service brokerage providing business insurance, employee benefits, private client insurance, and retirement services to businesses and individuals across the country. Assurance operates as Marsh & McLennan Agency’s Midwest regional headquarters.

EMC Insurance Companies

Founded in 1911, EMC Insurance Companies is in the top 60 property/casualty organizations in the United States. We have been serving our policyholders and independent agents for more than 110 years and plan to continue serving them for 110 more. Today, EMC employs approximately 2,200 employees and sells its products solely through independent insurance agencies in more than 40 states. We believe our partnership with independent agents brings a superior level of personalized service to the insurance process.

Zurich North America Insurance

Zurich has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Founded in Switzerland in 1872, Zurich expanded to North America in 1912 and grew into a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and services in the U.S. and Canada. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology. In rapidly changing times, our people remain committed to protect you, inspire confidence and help you reach your full potential.

Sebold Capitol

Sebold Capital provides a unique vantage on wealth management. By focusing on the distinct needs of manufacturing business owners, leaders and their families, Sebold is able to guide the client through life decisions that bridge the gap between wealth and quality of life.

AllState Insurance Company

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) protects people from life’s uncertainties with more than 113 million proprietary policies. Allstate offers a broad array of protection products through multiple brands and diverse distribution channels, including auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass, SquareTrade and Answer Financial brands. Allstate is widely known from the slogan “You’re in Good Hands with Allstate.”


Equitable, a subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has been one of America’s leading financial services providers since 1859. With the mission to help clients secure their financial well-being, the company provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. Equitable has more than 8,000 employees and Equitable Advisors financial professionals and serves 2.8 million clients across the country.

Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting

Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services.  We help clients face challenges and provide effective solutions by delivering a comprehensive approach to benefits, compensation, retirement, employee communication, wellbeing and engagement and workplace culture – everything that an employer needs to attract and retain talent to fulfill its business mission.

USI Insurance

USI Insurance Services is one of the largest insurance consulting and brokerage firms in the country, serving thousands of employer clients in the Manufacturing and Industrial sectors.  Their locally-focused, nationally-networked team of subject matter experts provide support and consultation in the areas of Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty, Retirement and Personal Lines insurance.  USI has been an IMA partner since 2021 and continues to expand their dedicated Manufacturing Consulting Practice in Illinois and throughout the United States.

First American Equipment Finance

First American Equipment Finance is one of the country’s largest and most respected equipment finance companies that helps organizations grow and achieve their goals. The firm provides project financing to sophisticated commercial borrowers throughout the U.S. First American cultivates an award-winning culture, regularly named a top workplace locally and nationally. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles, California-based City National Bank (an RBC Company).

Peoples National Bank

Since 1909, walking through the doors of a Peoples National Bank branch, means you can count on the Golden Rule. We’re here for you – your hopes, your dreams, your everyday needs, and we promise to never forget that or take it for granted. As a locally owned and operated financial institution, we promise to uphold the same values and principles that our local communities and customers have come to expect and deserve.  Our customers deserve the best.

Associated Bank

Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) is one of the top-50, publicly-traded U.S. bank holding companies.  As a leading Midwest banking franchise with total assets of $39 billion, Associated has over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan and Texas.  Associated offers a full range of banking services and other financial products and services including working capital, term loan, acquisition and capital expenditures credit facilities, broad foreign exchange capabilities, along with a full array of non-credit banking services.

Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank has been serving businesses for over 160 years supporting retail, commercial, corporate and investment clients along with  a strong community commitment. Fifth Third Bank has always been, and always will be, a relationship bank focused on keeping our customers at the center of all we do. We deliver custom solutions to meet the specific goals of your business.

Legal Services

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Whether your legal needs are local, national or international, we invite you to discover the advantages of working with Barnes & Thornburg.

HeplerBroom LLC

HeplerBroom handles cases in a wide variety of areas, primarily representing defendants in civil law suits including class action, pharmaceutical & medical devices, products liability, personal injury, asbestos & toxic tort, labor & employment, medical & professional liability, nursing home law, insurance law, commercial & antitrust litigation as well as white collar criminal defense.

Horwood Marcus & Berk

Horwood Marcus & Berk combines the resources and diversity of a sophisticated commercial law practice with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique law firm. We provide world-class resources to clients by drawing on the firm’s demonstrated capabilities and relationships to build a team of professionals with proven experience.

Taft Chicago

Taft Chicago is immersed in the city’s numerous business and cultural offerings. Our Chicago attorneys are equipped to serve clients from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses. The office concentrates on matters involving real estate, zoning, gaming, government relations and public finance, as well as litigation of all types including employment and intellectual property.

Nisen & Elliott, LLC

Our national client base relies on the firm’s attorneys in practice areas including mergers and acquisitions, litigation, financial services, real estate, employee benefits, tax planning, trusts and estates, arbitration and mediation.

Miller Canfield

Since 1852, Miller Canfield’s collaborative approach, deep resources and network of local, regional and worldwide relationships have helped our lawyers get work done quickly, efficiently and successfully for our clients.

Amundsen Davis

At Amundsen Davis’s core, you’ll find a full service law firm built on a foundation of integrity, tenacity, shared values and commitment to our clients. Our attorneys are prepared to handle a multitude of diverse legal services from the inception of business, to labor and employment issues, and litigation.

With the combined heft and power of a multinational firm and the predictability and project management attention of a boutique, we are our clients’ most trusted business advisors. We offer top-flight counsel, educational resources and programming, and determination to exceed expectations in pursuit of their goals.

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath

Faegre Drinker is a top 50 firm designed for clients. We opened our doors on February 1, 2020, uniting Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath, two firms known for exceptional legal and consulting capabilities and a commitment to service excellence. Clients are at the start — and the heart — of everything we do.

Vedder Price

Vedder Price is a thriving, business-focused law firm with a global reach. With 300 attorneys and growing, we serve clients of all sizes and industries from our strategically located offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore and Dallas. We provide high-value legal counsel to manufacturers in labor and employment, real estate, environmental and litigation matters, as well as in corporate finance and transactions.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

Understand. Innovate. Solve. These three values have inspired our work for clients since our founding in 1895. Likewise, they have helped fuel our growth from a local firm to one serving clients on a regional, national and international scale.

HMB Legal Counsel

HMB is a mid-sized law firm that punches above its weight class. In short, we are known for the sophisticated legal work and business counsel we provide, akin to that found in larger law firms, while maintaining the personalized relationships, value and services found in boutique law firms. We often serve as “outside, in-house” counsel to clients ranging from entrepreneurs, to middle-marked companies, to Fortune 500 companies. We have a significant number of clients within and adjacent to the manufacturing industry, and we help them with issues ranging from employment matters, contracts and contract disputes, transactions, financing and more. Please feel free to reach out to a member of our team to learn more

Clark Hill

Clark Hill is an international team of legal advisors focused on delivering exceptional growth for your business. Our attorneys and professionals have led manufacturing and engineering businesses, and clients partner with us in labor and employment law, government regulations, risk management, real estate, contract preparation, corporate governance, succession planning, finance, litigation, mergers, and sales.

Plant Services

Heritage-Crystal Clean

Heritage-Crystal Clean is a provider of Parts Cleaning, Used Oil Pick-up, Re-Refining Hazardous & Non-Hazardous Waste. HCC also offers Waste Drum services, Vacuum Services and Absorbent Services.


Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Waste Management Inc - Midwest

Regardless of your company’s size or industry we can create a custom waste pickup program that meets your needs and helps protect the environment.

Bright Sky Staffing Services

Bright Sky is your single-source maintenance, security and staffing partner, with a comprehensive approach that eliminates multiple service contracts.  We offer clients a complete range of services for the commercial, industrial and logistics markets on local, regional and national levels.

Alarm Detection Systems Inc

Family owned and operated since 1968, Alarm Detection Systems, Inc. (ADS) understands that nothing is more important than the safety of your family and the protection of your business.

Ameren Illinois

Every day, Ameren is working hard to provide more reliable energy, reduce outages and restore power faster than ever before. It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to keep pace with future energy needs, as we proudly continue to serve, support and invest in the communities we call home.

Bornquist Inc.

Bornquist, Inc. is your source for Fluid Handling Products and Services, from basic hydronic and plumbing equipment to high end, fully engineered systems and pre-packaged assemblies.

The Carpet & Rug Institute

Our purpose is to provide science-based information about carpet and rugs – from health benefits to improved air quality to care and cleaning. If you’ve got questions, CRI is the place to find answers.

Peerless Cleaning & Restoration Services

Peerless has been serving the needs of residents and businesses in Central Illinois since 1945. As your local cleaning experts, we are here to help you with all of your cleaning needs including dry cleaning, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, emergency restoration, sanitizing, and more for both residential and commercial properties. No matter your cleaning needs, Peerless is here for you.


We don’t wait for the future. We build it.

The Cary Company

Founded in 1895, the Cary Company is the ultimate destination for containers, filtration products, temperature control products and more. With warehouses and salespeople across the U.S., we’re equipped to meet any requirement our customers have. Our huge product lineup and partnerships with top manufacturers set us apart from the competition. From competitive pricing to exceptional customer service, The Cary Company is synonymous with excellence—if you’re looking for a business partner who embodies innovation, look no further.

ILMO Products Company

ILMO Products Company is a single-source provider of medical, industrial, and laboratory gases. Additionally, ILMO offers welding equipment, sales, service, and supply. The Floreth family started the company in 1913, and operations now encompass central and southern Illinois along with northeastern Missouri.

Vitco Steel Supply Corp

Vitco Steel Supply Corporation has been a dependable source of supply for high quality slit steel products since 1971. Today, through a continuing program of modernization and updating of processing equipment and handling methods, our quality and service is better than ever.

TRI Industries

TRI Industries is a leading provider of remanufactured imaging supplies. We feature quality-tested AbilityOne products that are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. TRI’s high-performance, eco-friendly office supplies will support your business, budget, and environmental objectives. Our knowledgeable staff members are committed and eager to assist you with personalized office solutions and prompt delivery.

AM Transport Services

Providing outsourced logistics services to manufacturers and distributors.

Comcast Business

Help your business stay connected, secure, and ready for what’s next

Neuco, Inc.

Neuco is the leading master distributor of HVACR controls in North America, providing replacement parts to wholesale distributors throughout the United States and Canada.

Safer Foundation

Achieving Equal Employment Opportunities for people with criminal records, thereby transforming communities and generations.

Air Services Company

We take pride in helping our customers with solutions that will provide them with lowest cost to own compressed air systems.


Rootstock is a cloud-based ERP system built on the Salesforce Platform. Designed by and for manufacturers, Rootstock helps you accelerate your company’s digital transformation. By combining with Salesforce CRM, Rootstock offers one native platform with a singular customer view to grow your business.

SERVPRO Team Zubricki

SERVPRO TEAM ZUBRICKI provides local & national emergency cleaning and restoration services and can respond quickly to any large-scale disaster in all 50 states.

Disasters and emergencies strike without notice but we are prepared for the unpredictable.

Call Jennifer Levin 630.200.2551 and prepare an Emergency Response Profile unique to your property now.

SCS Engineers

It’s harder than ever to stay abreast of changing environmental compliance regulations. For busy manufacturing leaders with limited time and internal resources, SCS Engineers will help you understand and meet important environmental compliance regulations so you stay in compliance. We will help you anticipate your company’s changing needs and be the “Environmental” in your Environmental Health & Safety program for air, land and water.


With over 50 years of ERP experience, Epicor is the essential partner to the world’s most essential businesses. Our solutions are built with hands-on knowledge of the industries like yours that make, move, and sell the things everyone needs.

HR, Recruiting, & Training Services

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)

As a catalyst for transforming the state of manufacturing, IMEC helps organizations optimize operating capacity, implement advanced product and process innovations, increase sales and enter new markets, and improve profitability.


ADP is now powering HRIS solutions for IMA members.  Informed by data and designed for people, ADP offers unmatched expertise, insights, and solutions with over 70 years of experience.  But many Illinois manufacturers may need services that go beyond that of a standard HR software platform. ADP can help streamlining your processes with human resources information systems (HRIS) from ADP and tackle HR, payroll and talent with ease. In additional optional dedicated service relationships provide experienced professionals who can help you deliver ROI and efficiencies exactly where you need them. ADP’s solutions provide stability by adapting to your ever-changing needs of manufacturing.

The Overture Group

The Overture Group is a leading search and compensation consulting firm specialized in executive and professional positions in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Operations and Technology serving the middle market.

Stannum Core Solutions

Stannum Core Solutions works directly with employers and prepares them to hire and retain a neurodiverse workforce. These efforts include job analyses, recruitment, staff training, candidate skill-matching, and an employee success plan . Ideal clients are those with jobs that involve high levels of consistency and leadership that are looking to enhance their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging impact through a creative workforce strategy.

Performance Learning Solutions

PLS Safety provides superior occupational safety and health services to employers throughout North America.  Since 2001, we have helped our customers eliminate the potential for work-related injury and maximize productivity, by reducing unsafe acts and workflow interruptions.  Our results-oriented safety training, consulting, staffing and standby rescue services are customized to provide your company with the expert resources needed for the work you do.


With nearly 3,000 Manufacturing clients nationwide, Paycor is the first industry specialized HCM company with technology built to help solve the complex challenges manufacturers face. We tout a best-in-class recruiting tool, learning management system, compliance by state and city, automated blended overtime, shift differential calculations and more. Paycor’s market differentiating implementation process is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers, from the first phase of understanding your requirements through ongoing support.

L P Management Services

The professional consulting team at LP Management Services is dedicated to providing quality operational and safety consultation services at all levels in critical and mixed-use facilities, manufacturing plants or healthcare facilities. We partner with financial institutions, property management companies and electrical/mechanical contractors to develop comprehensive loss prevention programs.

JD Leadership Training

Jesus Dominguez has over 12 years of TWI delivery experience across the United States and Mexico, spanning companies in manufacturing and food to healthcare. He is certified in TWI Job Instruction, Job Relations, Job Safety and Job Methods and has partnered with clients to provide TWI training in English and Spanish.

Through his career at TWI Training Solutions, The TWI Institute, IMEC (Illinois MEP) and Sloan Valve Company to his present role as Owner and Training Consultant of JD Leadership Training, Jesus has delivered the TWI methodology, driving training protocol, open communication, and consistent work standards that enable world-class practices across organizations.

Jesus emphasizes the strong partnerships he develops across business stakeholders as a key component in ensuring the sustained success of TWI within the organizations he has supported.

Consulting Services

Inland Real Estate Group Inc

Inland is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance groups. As a business incubator, we specialize in creating, developing and supporting member companies that provide commercial real estate-related services and alternative investment funds, including limited partnerships, institutional funds and non-listed and listed REITs, and real estate services for both Inland member companies and third parties.

DCC Marketing

DCC Marketing, is a women-owned, full-service integrated marketing and communications agency. Our marketing strategies drive sales by connecting our client’s brand value to the needs’ of their client’s target audience. We work with clients from building their brand strategy to delivering tactical marketing needs including, video, social and digital advertising. Our business model is centered on implementing strategies and ideas that drive business goals. We are an extension of our clients’ marketing teams and measure our success through their success.

Prairie States Enterprises Inc.

Come to Prairie States and you’ll enjoy cutting edge health benefits administration with a human touch. It’s a difference you’ll notice the very first moment we start working together and one you’ll wonder how you ever did without.

Elite Electronic Engineering Co

As leaders in the EMC industry since 1954, we at Elite take pride in the capabilities of our chambers and equipment, as well as, pride in our staff’s depth of knowledge and dedication to our customers.

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield’s industrial real estate team has a deep understanding of the industry and the specific needs of industrial occupiers. They can help you navigate the complex process of leasing, buying, or developing industrial space, and they can work with you to develop a customized solution that meets your specific needs and budget.

The Atkins Group

TAG owns prime Champaign County land for development, lease, and sale, with a portfolio concentrated in residential, commercial, industrial, and farm holdings. Over the years, we’ve worked diligently to weather fluctuating markets and real-estate trends—always with our firm’s legacy, and our community’s success, in mind.

WCR Enterprises

WCR Enterprises offers comprehensive consulting services focused on economic development incentives, government relations, business development, corporate site selection and bond financing.

CJT Energy Law, LLC

Chris has over two decades of experience representing forward-thinking energy market participants, both individually and in coalitions, develop, defend and improve the structures for effective and efficient competition in the energy markets.

Simple Machines Marketing

Simple Machines Marketing helps manufacturing, technology, and B2B professional service companies by automating marketing and lead generation, as well as everyday sales tasks to get results faster than traditional marketing companies, using automation software and AI. Meet our team and learn more at

PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) is a leading provider of SaaS solutions that optimize every selling experiences. Built on the PROS Platform, these intelligent solutions leverage business AI, intuitive user experiences and process automation to deliver frictionless personalized purchasing experiences designed to meet the real-time demands of today’s B2B and B2C omnichannel experience, regardless of industry.


Sundog is the only technology firm in Northern Illinois having over 30 years of experience, with 100% of our engineers being industry certified, that delivers the fastest response times by answering our phones live, and who offers month to month contracts backed by a 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee. Organizations that engage us are concerned about the reliability of their technology, they are frustrated with the response times of their current IT provider, they have doubts if their data really is secure, compliant or even backed up, and they don’t believe the money they are spending is helping give them a competitive edge.

Coronet Cyber Security

Effective cybersecurity weighs heavily on mid-sized companies. Coro was built solely to comfort their minds and free their time. Our AI-driven engine is one of the most-powerful cybersecurity tools ever built, yet it operates with the simplicity and ease of one-click resolve. And despite all the protection it delivers, Coro is surprisingly inexpensive, proving that you can put a price on peace of mind.


Our Company, based in Verona (Italy), has been operating since 2000 in the safety of industrial machinery. We support leading companies in all the export procedures regarding compliance and certification of their products. Over the years AC&E has built a strong expertise in technical and legal field. We are present in the countries that are strategically important for our customers: USA, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Russia to provide a customer focus service. AC&E North America is one of the top 13 field evaluation body (F.E.B.)accredited by IAS and one of the top 9 Field Inspection body accredited by SCC in Canada. ONE STOP SOLUTION: a dedicated partner to guarantee compliance and safety of your machinery all over the world

Custom Direct, Inc.

At Custom Direct, Inc., we partner with manufacturers and industrial companies to grow their businesses through proven, iterative marketing solutions specifically designed for their unique industry demands.

Local Partners

Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC)

Thinking of relocating or expanding your business? The Rockford Region offers the workforce, industrial sites and logistics to support your business needs to succeed. Join other leading companies which have made the Rockford Region a hub of innovation.

Greater Springfield Chamber Of Commerce

At the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, we are focused on transforming the economy of Sangamon County. We represent more than 1,600 organizations that care about the progress of our community.

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce

Unlike other business organizations in the area, the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce is the only one that advocates for your business. We advocate so that Champaign County is an economically thriving community. We are a member focused business association that facilitates growth and improves the quality of life in the region. The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce leads in economic, community, talent and member development.

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.

The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest), headquartered in Chicago with a branch office in Detroit, was founded in 1963. GACC Midwest is an integral part of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) with 140 offices in 92 countries around the globe. Our continuing mission is to promote German-American business relations and to support trade and investment between Germany and the United States, especially the Midwest.

Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council

We are a leadership organization, investing our community’s assets to grow and improve our prosperity and quality of life. The EDC of the Bloomington-Normal Area grows the local economy by assisting with local business expansion, recruiting new businesses and companies to the area, and encouraging the next wave of entrepreneurs to establish their business here.

Jefferson County Development Corporation

The Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC) is a Public/Private 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of area industry representatives, economic development allies, and local government representatives. The City of Mount Vernon administration initiated the effort, passing a resolution in 2005 for financial and in-kind support of the new economic development entity.

Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County

Decatur, Illinois offers all the right resources for companies in industries including advanced software development, biotech research, high-tech manufacturing, cryogenics and worldwide distribution to be successful. Industry-leading companies like Caterpillar, Archer Daniels Midland, International Control Services, 300 Below, and Mueller Company are all proud to call the region home.

Vermilion Advantage

Vermilion Advantage, through membership value, provides strategic leadership on critical business issues – leading economic & workforce development, anticipating and responding to members’ needs, addressing quality of life issues and providing a network of information & business contacts – advocating the pursuit of opportunities to strengthen the local economy and business environment.

Valley Industrial Association

Established on November 4, 1902, as the Fox River Valley Manufacturer’s Association, now known as the Valley Industrial Association was founded “for the benefit and advantage for all concerned” manufacturers in the Aurora area.

Economic Alliance of Kankakee County

The leading metro for 5-year employment and earnings growth in the Midwest, Kankakee County, Illinois, is ideally situated 45 miles south of Downtown Chicago along the I-57 Corridor. Ready access to interstate, rail, all utilities, fiber and workforce helps our diversified business community to thrive. A suite of stackable incentives supports targeted industrial, commercial and residential investment.

Lake County Partners

Lake County Partners is your go-to organization for economic development in Lake County. We transform economic opportunities into business realities by facilitating public and private collaboration to drive the local economy.

Clinton County Economic Develop Corp.

We Have Everything Your Growing Business Needs!

Champaign County EDC

Founded in 2001, the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation:

  • is a public-private partnership dedicated to fostering a cooperative, county-wide approach to economic development,
  • works to improve the economic well-being of all Champaign County through efforts that entail job creation, job retention, tax base enhancements, small business development, and promotion of quality of life, and
  • brings together community partners to support economic development by aligning interests through productive relationships, open dialogue, and advocacy efforts.

Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development

The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development is a private, 501(c)6 non-profit organization that provides economic development services to Galesburg and the Knox County region. We are a professional, non-partisan, non-political organization whose goal is the promotion of job growth, new investment and a better quality of life for the communities we serve.

Tuscola Chamber & Economic Development

Tuscola Chamber and Economic Development, Inc. (TCED) exists for the civic purpose to promote and encourage expansion and retention of business and industry within the area of Tuscola, Illinois; provide guidance and advice to business, local government and community groups regarding economic and community development activities; provide coordination of local and state resources to existing business; provide prospects with building and site information and assist in securing resources necessary for economic development.

America's Central Port

Located at the heart of the U.S. transportation network, with access to six Class-I railroads, two multi-modal harbors, 4 U.S. interstates, and home to over 75 manufacturers and freight intensive operators, America’s Central Port is one of the largest freight hubs in the Midwest.

Effingham Regional Growth Alliance

Effingham County has a lot to offer to relocate and expanding businesses. We have a positive business environment with a diversified economic base.  A quality workforce, low-cost utilities, training options, quality healthcare, a growing retail base and an overall low cost of doing business are just a few reasons many companies call Effingham County home.

Richland County Development Corporation

The Richland County Development Corporation is a nonprofit public-private partnership organization which has provided more than 30 years of advancement in economic development for Richland County.

Growth Dimensions

Established in 1979, Growth Dimensions provides a progressive and cooperative environment which improves the quality of life by fostering economic opportunity and personal growth. With economic development partners throughout Belvidere-Boone County, Growth Dimensions is advancing a coordinated economic development strategy to create jobs, promote community assets and stimulate capital investment through business retention and attraction efforts.

Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

Greater Peoria EDC harnesses the efforts and resources of its public and private partners to work collectively to accomplish economic development goals that would be difficult to accomplish individually. Greater Peoria EDC pools and leverages resources from a broad set of diverse stakeholders to ensure the entire region is successful. Together, we are more effective at sharing our story, taking advantage of opportunities and voicing issues of a collective concern.