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Become an Industry Partner



It takes power to grow a business and that power comes from partnership. Strong business partners help companies accelerate growth. As a utility delivering reliable energy to businesses in Illinois, Ameren is focused on helping businesses throughout the entire development process. [Factsheet]
ComEd’s Economic and Business Development team strategically partners with state and regional development stakeholders to grow Illinois’ diverse business base. [Factsheet]
DCEO provides free and confidential services to companies seeking to locate in communities statewide and connects businesses to the programs and resources the State and its partners have to offer. [2022 EcDev Handbook]
IMEC works closely with its clients to plan critical business improvements in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Customer Engagement, Operations, and Workforce. [Playbook]
Delivering a unified approach to economic development through dynamic partnerships and collaborations with companies, universities, organizations and the government. [Intersect Illinois]
As Illinois' largest natural gas distributor, Nicor Gas brings jobs, businesses, and investments to our State and for the well-being of our region.  [Nicor Gas]



DCC is a high-touch, brand marketing and innovation agency serving clients across the U.S. and internationally in a wide range of industries.
MWC can be your partner in navigating the politically-driven climate of infrastructure projects; experienced in site selection, incentives negotiations, opportunity zones and public-private partnership deals.
Nuveen Green Capital is a private capital provider dedicated to making sustainability a smart financial decision for commercial real estate owners who seek to improve the energy, water and resiliency performance of their property.



BNSF's Economic Development team serves as a partner who can guide customers through the process of establishing rail service that fits their needs whether that be selecting a new site, expanding an existing location, or evaluating transportation options.
Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc. (JHA) is a civil engineering, land surveying, and environmental services firm with offices in Illinois, California, Georgia, Texas, and Washington.


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