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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

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

Kankakee County Ranks #5 for Manufacturing Hubs in US Among Small Communities

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Kankakee County ranks #5 in the US for manufacturing hubs, according to Business Facilities Magazine 2022 Metro Rankings Report. The...

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20% of Kankakee County Economy Supported by Manufacturing

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Manufacturing is integral to the story of Kankakee County, Illinois and our nation. In Kankakee County alone, the manufacturing industry...

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A.N. Webber Acquires Truckload Brokerage Firm Based in Arizona

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

A.N. Webber Logistics Inc., a technology-driven logistics provider and subsidiary of asset-based truckload carrier A.N. Webber, Inc. has acquired Hicks...

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HB 2775: What it Means for Landlords

Monday, July 25, 2022

Housing Provider Seminar set for August 23 from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Executive Center, 4th Floor Auditorium, 201 E. Merchant...

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COVID-19 Business Relief

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What is the B2B Grant?

The $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to help small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Economic Alliance is serving as a Community Navigator to assist with the application process.

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B2B Help Desk

Question about your B2B application? Contact the help desk at the link below or call 312-924-2189

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B2B Grant Recipients to Date

The allotted $250M has been distributed to Illinois businesses, including $7M reserved for ongoing appeals. An updated list of recipients is available here.

Grant Awardees to Date