ACCESS TO MARKETS
Strategically located 50 miles and less than 1 hour drive time south of Downtown Chicago, Kankakee County, Illinois, is ideally positioned to reach the global marketplace.
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GEARED FOR GROWTH
The I-57 corridor in Kankakee County saw more than $1 billion in capital investment in FY 2014 and 2015. Robust growth is occuring in the health care, bioscience, logistics, advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.
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READY WORKFORCE
Kankakee County's total labor force within a 30-minute drive exceeds 400,000. With Kankakee Community College and Olivet Nazarene University, training and higher education are at our doorstep too...
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STARTUP SUPPORT
Kankakee County works collaboratively to support and grow entrepreneurship. Our plentiful development resources and incentives are of great value to the 4,500+ small businesses in our community.
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FOOD OF THE FUTURE
From the nation's leading producer of organic culinary herbs to the original squeeze barrel yellow mustard, Kankakee County has twice the concentration of food processors compared to the U.S. average.
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ENERGIZED
Energy investments in Kankakee County have exceeded $400 million in recent years. A cooperative regulatory climate and growth-minded leadership provide the spark for our power projects.
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WELCOME
Among the fastest growing metros in the Chicagoland region, Kankakee County is ideally situated 50 miles south of Downtown Chicago along the I-57 Corridor. Ready access to the interstate, rail, all utilities, fiber and workforce means our diverse business community, including Fortune and Global 500 companies, is able to thrive. Our two Enterprise Zones provide property tax abatement, sales tax exemption and other growth incentives. 

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Lisa Wogan
Director of Marketing & Business Attraction
815-935-1177
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USDA & Pharma Certified Refrigeration Facility
155,624 SF freezer facility located off 1-57, 20 miles from I-80, in Manteno
Class A Office/Call Center
Excellent 150,000 SF call center for sale or lease. Built in 2000. Divisible.
Food-certified Warehouse Distribution Center
250-400,000 SF food-certified warehouse distribution facility. 2 rail spurs.
NEWS & UPDATES
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Kankakee County Exports Up 74%, 16th Highest Growth in U.S.
According to the recently released 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview, authored by the International Trade Administration, Kankakee County expe...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Talent Attraction in Kankakee County Ranks in Nation’s Top 10%
Among 3,141 counties nationwide, Kankakee County is ranked 307 in attracting and developing skilled labor, with 2011-15 skilled job growth of 8%, a...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board Secures $500,000 Illinois Talent Pipeline Grant for CSL Behring
The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board has sought and received a $500,000 Illinois Talent Pipeline Grant to provide on-the-job training for...
Friday, July 29, 2016
Bears Camp VIP Event Draws Greater Chicago Developers
The Economic Alliance, in partnership with the Village of Bourbonnais and Kankakee County Convention & Visitors Bureau, kicked off the 15t...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Aqua Illinois Announces $15 Million Investment in Kankakee Region Water Treatment Plant
Aqua Illinois has announced plans to complete $15 million in improvements to the Joseph Donovan Regional Water Treatment Plant in the City of Kanka...
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
GadellNet Announces Chicago Southland Expansion, Kankakee County Branch
St. Louis-based GadellNet, an outsourced IT consulting firm offering help desk IT support, network engineering, business and technology management ...
Monday, April 04, 2016
Nicor Gas Renews its Investment in the Economic Alliance for 2016
The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County announces that Nicor Gas, an AGL Resources Company, has formally invested in its 2016 program of work.&nbs...
Monday, April 04, 2016
ComEd Changes Policy to Help Fuel Economic Growth in Region
In a move that is intended to make northern Illinois more attractive to expanding and prospective businesses, ComEd has modified a policy that requ...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Metal Fabricator ABC Coating Co. Inc. Breaks Ground for New Manteno, IL, Facility
Tulsa, OK-based ABC Coating Co. Inc. announces groundbreaking for its new Chicago region metal fabrication facility in Manteno, IL. 
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