Business Expansion/Visitation Program
DCEDC is conducting a Business Retention/Expansion Visitation Program with the help of ComEd and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) designed to support local industry and to improve the business environment throughout the county. Our goal is to learn what it will take to retain, nurture and expand DeKalb County businesses. The program involves visits to local firms, where we will conduct interviews to identify concerns, needs and opportunities. A proven survey tool will be used to organize information gathered. Our specific objectives are to:
- Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of the local business environment.
- Identify and react to business expansion opportunities and retention threats.
- Communicate available business development resources.
- Enhance communication between businesses and local leaders.
All of the information shared, is considered strictly confidential. Visits will begin in June and conclude in early 2015. It is our hope that we will have 60 appointments secured with at least 50 completed surveys. If you are interested in helping DCEDC or participating, please contact us at 815-895-2711, or by email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. To see ComEd’s Fact Sheet for June 2015: “Electricity Attributes Enhance the Illinois Business Climate” click here.
Why DeKalb County?
The competitive advantages of DeKalb County are recognized by industry. During the past three years, 19 industrial firms relocated to, or expanded in DeKalb County. In 2010, the county accounted for 28% of all industrial development that occurred in the Chicago Metro Area, while representing only 1% of the region’s population. To learn why you should invest in DeKalb County click here.
Manufacturing and Industry Employers: Take Advantage of Workforce Training and Career Development Programs
Wanted: Manufacturers to Guide/Benefit from Skills Training – Accelerated training in Welding, Safety, CNC, Logistics and Mechatronics (Equipment Service and Repair) will being provided to 133 workforce candidates in DeKalb and surrounding counties.
Safety/Sustainability Training and Consulting Services are available free-of-charge to companies with 100 or fewer employees.
Industrial Career Development – The DeKalb Ogle County Industrial Workforce Consortium’s Industrial Workforce Coordination Pilot Program is off to a great start.
Click Here to learn more about these opportunities to enhance your workforce.
Reduced rates to attend DCEDC Events
Sponsor opportunities to market your business @ select events
Self-Managed company profile on the dcedc website
Listed in select print materials
Listing on the DCEDC Website
Eligible to participate in social media channel promotions
Access to event presentation materials
No Charge for Members to list Commercial or Industrial Real Estate Sites and Buildings under our available Inventory
Invitation to attend DCEDC’s Annual Business Meeting Luncheon
Contributions to DCEDC are eligible to be tax deductible*
Supporting DCEDC’s public/private partnership will further enable us to retain/expand existing business and industry, and attract sustainable and diversified economic growth in DeKalb County.