Enterprise Zones

The Illinois Enterprise Zone Program is designed to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization in economically depressed areas of the state through state and local tax incentives, regulatory relief and improved governmental services. 

Illinois Enterprise Zone Map - Click for Locations of Enterprise Zones in Bureau, LaSalle and Putnam Counties

Businesses located or expanding in an Illinois enterprise zone may be eligible for the following state and local tax incentives:

State Incentives and Exemptions

  • Exemption on retailers’ occupation tax paid on building materials
  • An investment tax credit of 0.5% of qualified property
  • Expanded state sales tax exemptions on purchases of personal property used or consumed in the manufacturing process or in the operation of a pollution control facility
  • An exemption on the state utility tax for electricity and natural gas
  • An exemption on the Illinois Commerce Commission’s administrative charge and telecommunication excise tax

Exemptions are available for companies that make minimum statutory investments that either create or retain a certain number of jobs.  These exemptions require a business to make application to, and be certified by, the Illinois Department of Commerce. 

Local Incentives and Exemptions
In addition to state incentives, each zone offers local incentives to enhance business development projects.  Each zone has a designated local zone administrator responsible for compliance and is available to answer questions.  To receive a Certificate of Eligibility for Sales Tax Exemption, you must contact the local zone administrator of the zone into which purchased building materials will be incorporated.

More information regarding Illinois Enterprise Zones is available by clicking on the links below:

Current Illinois Enterprise Zones Information:
Enterprise Zone Administrators and Contacts
Zone Administrator's Email Contact
Enterprise Zone Board Public Notices
Enterprise Zone Program Incentives
Illinois Enterprise Zone Map
Interactive Illinois Enterprise Zone Map
Individual Enterprise Zone Maps
City of Chicago GIS Enterprise Zone Maps
Illinois Enterprise Zone Act
Illinois Enterprise Zone JCAR Administrative Rules
Zone Termination Date List
2016 Enterprise Zone Fee Schedule
2014 Enterprise Zone Annual Report
2013 Enterprise Zone Annual Report
2012 Enterprise Zone Annual Report

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