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DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership, established in 1987. In 2017, DCEDC celebrates 30 YEARS of facilitating sustainable and diversified economic growth within DeKalb County, Illinois.

DCEDC is also a member of the I-39 Logistics Corridor Association and the Workforce Development Board for Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties.

***Become a DCEDC Member***

 Why Become a Member?

DCEDC Strategic Plan

Goal 1: Attract New Business and Industry and Capitalize on Distinct Advantages and Strengths of DeKalb County
Goal 2: Retain and Expand Existing Industry
Goal 3: Provide Leadership and Support for Workforce Development Initiatives
Goal 4: Enhance and Promote the DeKalb County Business Climate to Support Expansion and Encourage New Business Formation
Goal 5: Strengthen the DCEDC Public/Private Partnership to Enhance Economic Growth and Diversification

Meet the DCEDC Staff

Paul J. Borek, Executive Director
Karen Hoyle, Administrator
Jan Kinczewski, Accountant/Bookkeeper
Dominique Watson, Graduate Research Assistant
Emily Maggiore, Marketing Intern
Andrea Moore, Research Support

Meet the DeKalb-Ogle Workforce Development Consortium Staff

Gene Fogle, Industrial Workforce Coordinator
Sara Rutzky, Administrative Assistant

Meet the DCEDC Board of Directors

DCEDC Board of Directors
DCEDC Executive Committee

Membership Benefits

Investments like this create demand for goods and services that generate jobs and revenue to grow the local economy and improve the quality of life for all.
DCEDC business education and networking events throughout the year include:

  • Economic Outlook Luncheon
  • Annual Meeting & State of the County Presentation
  • Business Roundtable Luncheons
  • Industrial Focus Luncheon and Plant Tour
  • DCEDC Members may promote their businesses by sponsoring those events.

The DCEDC website has introduced many enhancements:

  • Consolidated NEWS and Media Center
  • Enhanced Membership Profile and Directory system
  • Interactive Property Map features
  • DCEDC and Partners Organizations’ Calendar of Events
  • Persuasive Why DeKalb?  promotional component
  • Expanded Community Profiles
  • Improved Data Library/Economic Profile

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

2017 Observed Holidays/Office Closed:
Day after New Year’s Day, January 2nd
President’s Day, February 20th
Good Friday, April 14th
Memorial Day, May 29th
Independence Day,  Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th
Labor Day, September 4th
Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd
Day-After Thanksgiving, November 24th
Day- Before Christmas Eve, December 22nd
Christmas Day, December 25th

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