USA's #1 GROWTH METRO

A beacon in Greater Chicago

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ZONES OF OPPORTUNITY

Latest activity in three top development areas

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PLUGGED IN

Future ready with $400M+ in energy investments

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JOY RIDE

When you're ready to unwind

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CUE KANKAKEE: REMOTE WORKING

How a big national trend plays out locally

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Welcome

The leading metro for employment, output and earnings growth in the United States, Kankakee County is ideally situated 45 miles south of Downtown Chicago along the I-57 Corridor. Ready access to interstate, rail, all utilities, fiber and workforce means our diversified business community – including Fortune and Global 500 companies – is able to thrive. Two Enterprise Zones provide property tax abatement, sales tax exemption and other growth incentives.

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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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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 three prime development areas.

News & Events

Nucor Steel Kankakee Plans Modernization Project

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Nucor Steel Kankakee, Inc. is upgrading its Chicago region steel bar mill by investing $40 million for a new state-of-the-art...

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Urban Farmer Honored by Illinois Chamber for Economic Impact

Friday, September 13, 2019

Congratulations to Manteno-based Urban Farmer and its founding partner Warren Ouwenga. The company is being honored by the Illinois Chamber...

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Greater Chicago’s Kankakee Riverfront Opportunity Zone Drawing Steady Interest

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Opportunity Zone Basics session attracted over 100 attendees where panel of finance, legal, real estate and economic development professionals...

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Cue Kankakee: Remote Working

Monday, April 15, 2019

Kankakee County sees opportunity in the growing economic trend of remote workers. Many Chicago-land employees are seeking a reduced cost...

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