Join the IEDA Today!

“I consider membership in the IEDA to be a great value, and a tremendous economic development resource.”

-Michael Cassa, IEDA Chairman, and Economic Development Director, Village of Sugar Grove.

“The IEDA provides excellent networking, education, and advocacy opportunities amongst economic development professionals throughout Illinois and is a go to resource for current legislative activities that may impact local development.”

-Ed Sitar, Senior Manager of Economic Business Development, ComEd

 “IEDA provides development professionals an opportunity to collaborate with and learn from statewide peers in an effort to improve our shared economies.”

-Cheryl Welge, Senior Business Development Executive, Ameren Illinois


Attend networking events with industry peers, consultants, and key state economic development leadership. Consider joining us for one of our annual Site Selector Forums and Consul General Receptions in Chicago. 

Learn about best practices, the latest trends, and strategies that you can implement in your home communities. Join the IEDA is for our Economic Development Summit.

Elevate the economic discourse in Springfield as we educate policymakers and coordinate expert legislative testimony. Stay on top of what's happening in Springfield with our legislative updates and digital newsletters.



Illinois businesses benefit from the state’s strategic location, world-class transportation and logistics infrastructure, well-educated workforce, major research and higher education assets, and legacy of innovation. To make your selection process quick and efficient, the office of Team RED provides free and confidential services to companies seeking to expand or relocate within Illinois.


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