We would like to thank all of our economic development partners. It is because of their sponsorship and continued support that we can provide top-quality content to our membership. They help make all this possible.

Become an Industry Partner



It takes power to grow a business and that power comes from partnership. Strong business partners help companies accelerate growth. As a utility delivering reliable energy to businesses in Illinois, Ameren is focused on helping businesses throughout the entire development process. [Factsheet]
ComEd’s Economic and Business Development team strategically partners with state and regional development stakeholders to grow Illinois’ diverse business base. [Factsheet]
DCEO provides free and confidential services to companies seeking to locate in communities statewide and connects businesses to the programs and resources the State and its partners have to offer. [2022 EcDev Handbook]
IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce. [Playbook]
Delivering a unified approach to economic development through dynamic partnerships and collaborations with companies, universities, organizations and the government. [Intersect Illinois]
As Illinois' largest natural gas distributor, Nicor Gas brings jobs, businesses, and investments to our State and for the well-being of our region.  [Nicor Gas]



DCC is a high-touch, brand marketing and innovation agency serving clients across the U.S. and internationally in a wide range of industries.
MWC can be your partner in navigating the politically-driven climate of infrastructure projects; experienced in site selection, incentives negotiations, opportunity zones and public-private partnership deals.
Nuveen Green Capital is a private capital provider dedicated to making sustainability a smart financial decision for commercial real estate owners who seek to improve the energy, water and resiliency performance of their property.
World Business Chicago Logo WBC drives inclusive economic development and job creation, support our businesses, and help new entrants connect & get positioned for success. Guided by data, market intelligence, and trends, we are focusing on high growth sectors, from start-up to Fortune 500. [WBC Research]



BNSF's Economic Development team serves as a partner who can guide customers through the process of establishing rail service that fits their needs whether that be selecting a new site, expanding an existing location, or evaluating transportation options.
Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. (JHA) is a civil engineering, land surveying, and environmental services firm with offices in Illinois, California, Georgia, Texas, and Washington.


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