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Is it another “Here we go again?” Let’s hope not!

For the sake of all small businesses, let’s pray that things will not get worse in Illinois. Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health have put forward a deliberate plan that will utilize several layers of mitigations to combat a resurgence of COVID-19 and prevent uncontrollable spread. Illinois has maintained well in the [...]

By |2020-07-16T15:55:15+00:00July 16th, 2020|New Construction|0 Comments

Small Business Grants Still Available

Help is still available for small businesses in east central Illinois to help prevent layoffs. Grants are available through our Local Workforce Investment Area including the counties of Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Iroquois, and Piatt. The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission maintains an office in the Iroquois County Administrative Center and stands ready to help with [...]

By |2020-05-05T15:57:19+00:00May 5th, 2020|New Construction|0 Comments


Below is a list of some of the COVID-19 Resources that we have developed in response to requests from some of our business friends. There is a lot of information at the end of these links. If you need help analyzing any of these programs, message us here or email us at ida@co.iroquois.il.us. We’re all [...]

By |2020-04-02T15:59:29+00:00April 2nd, 2020|New Construction|0 Comments


With the continued confusion over the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and the escalation of the outbreak, the Iroquois Economic Development Association office has shifted to an overabundance of caution mode. The Iroquois County Administration Center is closed to the public until further notice, but we will be available as always by phone (815-432-0072) or email (ida@co.iroquois.il.us). [...]

By |2020-03-24T15:54:15+00:00March 24th, 2020|New Construction|0 Comments

Minimum Wage Tax Credit Available

>>> IMPORTANT! - Illinois SMALL BUSINESSES A Minimum Wage Tax Credit is now Available Recover Up to 25 Percent of Wage Increases The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is advising small businesses they can utilize the Minimum Wage Credit starting January 1, 2020. The new tax credit is designed to help small businesses offset the [...]

By |2020-01-08T17:36:11+00:00January 8th, 2020|New Construction|0 Comments

Light Manufacturing/Retail Bldg Available:

SOLD - We recently received info on and toured an outstanding facility available on the north edge of Milford, IL. The property has housed the Looker Products company in recent years, but was previously the Milford Airport complex. I actually got my first ever airplane ride there when I was 12 years old and went [...]

By |2020-07-23T16:02:36+00:00October 11th, 2019|Biz Ops|0 Comments

New T&D Metals Plant 3 Up & Running

UPDATE on the progress of T&D Metal Products’ plant 3 that was made possible in part by revolving loans from Iroquois County & the City of Watseka. The plant is up and running on phase 1 production. They are currently fabricating 4 different styles of steel Gun Cabinets that are starting to go out to [...]

By |2019-09-09T16:21:25+00:00September 9th, 2019|New Construction|0 Comments