Business Retention Services

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The Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) program of the Economic Development Corporation of North Central Illinois is committed to facilitating job growth and retaining jobs. The BRE program of Economic Development Corporation of North Central Illinois will work with businesses to identify needs and challenges; EDCNCI will assist the businesses in addressing any identified issues. We are committed to the existing companies within our region and we strongly believe that these businesses are the region’s major asset.

Chambers of Commerce
Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and E.D. - 815-223-0227

Mendota Chamber of Commerce - 815-539-6507
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce - 815-433-0084
Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce - 815-875-2616
Streator Chamber of Commerce - 815-672-2921
Walnut Chamber of Commerce - 815-379-2141 ext. 241
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce - 815-795-2323

State and Federal Resources
Business Employment Skills Team (BEST, Inc.)
Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Illinois Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology
America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
U.S Small Business Administration (SBA)
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Bureau County Emergency Management Agency
La Salle County Emergency Management Agency
Putnam County Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


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