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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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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

Strong Energy-Related Assets a Draw to Illinois

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Northern Illinois offers new and existing businesses a host of strong energy-related assets, including low and stable power prices, industry-leading...

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IMA: A Positive Year for Illinois Manufacturers

Monday, January 10, 2022

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is BOLDLY MOVING MAKERS FORWARD and stands shoulder to shoulder with American manufacturers who are leading our nation forward...

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Employee Retention Tax Credits Available

Monday, January 3, 2022

Tax Incentives for 2021 are available for small businesses affected by COVID-related shutdowns and disruptions.   For 2021, the employee retention...

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Benefits for Illinois Veterans: Updated for 2022

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

What every Illinois veteran, spouse, dependent or survivor of a veteran should know about the federal and state benefits to...

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COVID-19 Business Relief

IL Businesses Funded
Awards Up To
Kankakee County Applicants

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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Check Your Grant Status

Use your login/password to check the status of your application.

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Appeal Your Grant Decision

File an appeal with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity regarding the decision on your B2B grant award.

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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

To date $109M of the $250M has been distributed to businesses. An updated list of recipients is available here.

Grant Awardees to Date