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DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership, established in 1987. In 2017, DCEDC celebrated 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.



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
Andrea Moore, Research Support
Quadri Alade-Lambo, Marketing Intern

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

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Advisory Board

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

2018 Observed Holidays/Office Closed:

Monday, January 1st-New Year’s Day

Monday, February 19th-President’s Day

Friday, March 30th-Good Friday

Monday, May 28th-Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4th-Independence Day

Monday, September 3rd-Labor Day

Thursday, November 22nd-Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 23rd-Day following Thanksgiving Day

Monday, December 24th-Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 25th-Christmas Day


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