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ZONES OF OPPORTUNITY

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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

RESearch Kankakee County Development Showcase April 4

Monday, March 11, 2019

You’ve heard a bit about Kankakee County’s tremendous industrial expansions and jobs growth. Now it’s time for a deeper dive...

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Gluten-free Pizza Maker Urban Farmer Expands in Manteno

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Riding the wellness wave, gluten-free pizza maker Urban Farmer LCC has announced the expansion of its Manteno, IL, headquarters with...

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CSL Behring Announces 1.8 Million SF Kankakee Site Expansion

Friday, April 27, 2018

CSL Behring, an Australian-based global biotherapeutics firm, plans to expand its operations center in Kankakee, Illinois. The company will begin...

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Kankakee MSA Up 51 Points, #1 Small Metro in IL Again in 2018

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Not only did the Kankakee Metropolitan Statistical Area retain its ranking as the #1 Small Metro in Illinois in 2018,...

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