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The Economic Alliance of Kankakee County is a 501c6 public/private partnership tasked with retaining industry within and recruiting industry to the Greater Chicago community of Kankakee County, Illinois - Area Development magazine's #1 metro in the USA for year-over-year growth in 2018.
 
Fortune 500/Global 500 corporations and startups alike are attracted by our area's excellent quality of life and workforce, low cost of doing business, natural resources, elite educational institutions and workforce training programs, and outstanding transportation network - including direct Interstate 57 access, three Class I rail lines and the Chicago Southland's largest regional airport.
 
Major primary business sectors within Kankakee County include life sciences, food processing, metals and machining, energy, general manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and health care.
 
Commercial, industrial and residential investors are offered a suite of financial incentives. The Alliance leverages a number of business intelligence tools, providing current property availabilities, market data and other information on demand.

The Economic Alliance holds regular meetings of its board of directors, generally on the second Thursdays of the scheduled months at 7:30 a.m. Meetings are primarily held at Olivet Nazarene University's Weber Leadership Center; however, they occasionally are held offsite in conjunction with industry tours. Meetings are open.

Tentative 2019 BoD meeting dates are:

  • February 7
  • April 11
  • June 13
  • September 12
  • November 14


To receive notification of Economic Alliance BoD meetings, contact Lisa Wogan.