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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 three prime development areas.

News & Events

Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by Kankakee Iroquois Ford Assoc. of Realtors

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Live, work, play and build in Kankakee County. That was the overwhelming theme at the Mayor's Breakfast hosted by the...

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President Biden Visits Kankakee County Farm

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

President Joe Biden visited a Kankakee County farm Wednesday to discuss how supporting local farmers helps America do its part...

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Trajectory Energy Partners Host Retreat at Gar Creek Solar Site

Friday, May 20, 2022

The Trajectory Energy Partners team held a team retreat recently at the Gar Creek Solar site in Kankakee, IL. 

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Comcast Business Expands Fiber Network to three additional Kankakee County Retail and Commercial Areas

Friday, May 6, 2022

Expansion increases access to state-of-the-art telecommunications services, helps accelerate growth of area businesses and attract new ones.

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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