Business Retention Services

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It is a Team Effort of Business Assistance in North Central Illinois. The Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) program of the Economic Development Corporation of North Central Illinois is committed to facilitating job growth and retaining jobs, by coordinating with local and area leaders. 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
Mendota Chamber of Commerce
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce
Streator Chamber of Commerce
Walnut Chamber of Commerce
Illinois River Area Chamber of Commerce

(815) 223-0227
(815) 539-6507
(815) 433-0084
(815) 875-2616
(815) 672-2921
(815) 379-2141 ext. 241
(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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