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ComEd’s Economic and Business Development team strategically partners
with state and regional development stakeholders to grow Illinois’ diverse
business base. [Read More]


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. [Read More]

Brand Acceleration

Brand Acceleration focuses on just one thing: economic development marketing. Our team of branding, marketing communications, and public relations professionals uses our experience and specialized expertise to help clients with effective, commanding message strategies that impact and motivate their target audiences. [Read More]

Norfolk Southern

NS contributes to local, state, and federal economies and helps keep America competitive. With 12 industrial development offices in the East, NS helps customers locate rail-served industries, supports the expansion of existing industries, and promotes economic growth for communities.  [Read More]

Nicor Gas

The Nicor Gas Community Relations and Economic Development (CRED) team members serve as liaisons between the company and leaders in more than 650 communities throughout our service territory that spans approximately 17,000 square miles over the northern third of the state of Illinois. [Read More]

America’s Central Port

America’s Central Port is at the center of the multi-modal freight transportation system in the United States. It has direct access to all three major transportation modes. Within the Port you can access the world anyway your business requires, whether it be by rail, river or road. [Read More]