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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

Illinois Black Business Survey

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE), Chicago State University (CSU) and...

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Kankakee County’s time to THRIVE

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Kankakee County's thriving manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and pharmaceutical industries are expanding, offering more opportunities for our community.

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Wage & Benefit Survey

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Take this comprehensive wage and benefits survey to find out how your company measures up with wages, benefits and incentives.

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Scholarship Opportunity Through Exelon

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Exelon is offering scholarships through their HBCU Corporate Scholars Program for Illinois students pursuing a degree at an accredited HBCU....

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COVID-19 Business Relief

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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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