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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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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

Lowe’s Leases Former Sears Logistics Site

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The vacant 1.4-million-square-foot warehouse location in Manteno — formerly occupied by Sears Logistics — has been reportedly leased by Lowe’s...

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Gardant Expands in Bourbonnais Healthcare Corridor

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in the state of Illinois, has moved its headquarters to Bourbonnais....

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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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