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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

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

Participate in Kankakee County’s Broadband Survey

Thursday, June 30, 2022

While many of our residents have dependable, affordable broadband internet, there is still a large portion of our community that...

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Informational Session Scheduled for July 14

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The meeting, organized by the City of Kankakee Economic and Community Development Agency, in partnership with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber...

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ComEd Looks to Help Redesign Power Grid

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ComEd announced it has launched three new studies to better understand the technical and community challenges and opportunities presented by...

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New Video Series to Help Small Businesses

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) has created a set of resources to help entrepreneurs as they navigate...

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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