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ZONES OF OPPORTUNITY

Latest activity in four top development areas

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Future ready with $400M+ in energy investments

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Welcome

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.

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Investment-ready Development Zones

Learn more about the Bourbonnais Parkway Development Area

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Learn more about the Bradley Route 50 Commercial Corridor

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Learn more about the Kankakee Riverfront Opportunity Zone

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Warehouse Interior

Learn more about the Manteno Diversatech Business Park

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Investment-ready Development Zones

With investment sites available across all of Kankakee County's 680 square miles, this tool offers a deeper dive into those that fall within four prime development areas.

News & Events

Encouraging Women, Minorities in Construction Industry

Friday, November 18, 2022

Scanlon Excavating & Concrete, Inc. based out of Kankakee in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting an...

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Joe Franco named recipient of the inaugural IMPACT Award by Economic Alliance of Kankakee County

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County has named Joe Franco of Kankakee as the inaugural recipient of the IMPACT Award...

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IMA Continues Manufacturing Matters Tour at Alliance Board Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 2022

BOURBONNAIS – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) continued its statewide “Manufacturing Matters” tour on Thursday during an event held by the...

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Just released: THRIVE 2022/2023

Monday, October 31, 2022

Kankakee County's greatest strength is the ability to thrive given any situation.  Capital improvements and infrastructure projects are underway; global,...

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PROGRESS IN MANUFACTURING

Manufacturing hub rank among small communities across the US:
Local economy supported by manufacturing:
Total annual economic output from Kankakee County:
Local salaries & benefits in manufacturing:
Total Kankakee County manufacturing jobs (direct & indirect):
Exported annually from local businesses:
Average wage across all county manufacturing jobs: $ 93,834

Primary Business Sectors

Major primary business sectors within Kankakee County include life sciences, food processing, health care, metals and machining, renewable energy, hospitality, and transportation and logistics.

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High Paying Wages

$93,834 is the average wage across all manufacturing jobs in Kankakee County.

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Total Economic Input

Manufacturing in Illinois contributes a total economic input of between $580 billion and $611 billion annually, the largest contributor to the state’s gross domestic product of any industry.

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Gross Domestic Product

$6.6 billion in gross domestic product is produced and $1.6 billion is exported annually from Kankakee County.

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Supporting the Community

For every 10 jobs in manufacturing, three jobs are created elsewhere in Kankakee County. Manufacturing supports 1.7 million jobs across Illinois.

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Illinois' Manufacturing Base

65% of the manufacturing base in Illinois derives from the five major subsectors of Food and Agriculture Manufacturing, Metal Fabrication Manufacturing, Heavy Equipment Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and Transportation Equipment Manufacturing.

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