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Our Advantage

The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is a public/private partnership tasked solely with retaining industry in and recruiting industry to Kankakee County, Illinois. Fortune 500 corporations and startups alike are attracted by our area's excellent workforce, low tax rates, natural resources, elite educational institutions and workforce training programs, and outstanding transportation network - including the Chicago Southland's largest regional airport. Commercial investors are offered a suite of financial incentives.

Our Community

The Economic Alliance is a primary point of contact for businesses looking to expand within or locate to any of the 20 communities within Kankakee County. Here in the River Valley, investors find a balanced mix of traditional and emerging industries in both urban and rural environments. Major business sectors include biotechnology, food processing, metal and machine manufacturing, and health care. The Alliance leverages advancements in information technology, providing current property availabilities and market data upon request.

Our Region

Strategically located 60 miles south of Chicago, Kankakee County's Midwest location affords ready access to the global marketplace. The Economic Alliance works in partnership with major national and international development organizations, such as Metro Economic Growth Alliance (MEGA), to advance concerted, efficient and effective regional development.


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    About Us

    The mission of the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is to create jobs and expand the economic base by improving the business climate. The Alliance actively supports the retention and expansion of existing businesses as well as the attraction and recruitment of new companies. OUR business is helping YOUR business.

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