Commercial real estate prices at a fraction of what you will find in Chicago, along with low labor union representation keeps NW Illinois business friendly.
World-class transportation infrastructure and close proximity to the Chicago metro keeps your business connected to national & international markets.
A traditional, blue collar workforce that knows how to manufacture and ship your products. Smart, frugal, and dependable. We know how to roll up our sleeves.
A bottom up approach to community based workforce development and training via apprenticeship programs, trade schools, community colleges and universities.
Quaint small towns offer affordable living that's free of big city congestion and crime. Our communities are investing in their themselves and developing a future.
As a department of Whiteside County Illinois, we collaborate with Federal, State and Local partners to create and attract new businesses and retain and expand existing business in Northwest Illinois in particular Whiteside County. We see economic development as more than just another incentive package. It's a holistic vision blending community and commerce.
Whiteside County Economic Development Department.