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ZONES OF OPPORTUNITY

Latest activity in three top development areas

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COVID-19 RESPONSE & RECOVERY

Latest local community and economic updates

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PLUGGED IN

Future ready with $400M+ in energy investments

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CUE KANKAKEE: REMOTE WORKING

How a big national trend plays out locally

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When you're ready to unwind

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Welcome

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.

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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 three prime development areas.

News & Events

Human Resources Needs Assessment Survey

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County works to improve all aspects of our community in attracting, retaining and growing development...

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Seeking Student Intern

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is seeking a student intern to assist our office in coordinating county-wide economic development...

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DOW named to 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Midland, MI - Dow has earned a place on the Great Place to Work® and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work...

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Paine Schwartz Partners Announces Investment in Urban Farmer, Manteno’s Plant-based Specialty Dough Producer

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Global food and agribusiness PE leader Paine Schwartz Partners invests in our plant-based specialty dough manufacturer Urban Farmer Foods through...

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