DCEDC’s 30th Anniversary – With the incorporation of DCEDC on January 15, 1987, DeKalb County’s public-private economic development partnership begins its 30th year of operation. As the year progresses, DCEDC will commemorate significant development milestones and accomplishments throughout the county.

Since DCEDC’s inception, DeKalb County’s population increased 40% to 104,352 in 2015 from 74,844. Employment during this period increased 66% to 56,418 in December 2016 from 33,905. At the same time, the number of industrial firms increased 178% (to 370 from 133) and the size of the industrial market more than doubled from to 15.5 million square feet from 7.3 million.

Going forward, DCEDC is working with DeKalb County Government, the DeKalb County Community Foundation, DeKalb County Farm Bureau and NIU Center for Governmental Studies to prepare a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The CEDS plan will create actionable goals to implement the vision outlined by the county and all of its communities through the DeKalb County Thriving! process convened last year. The DCEDC board of directors including business from varying sectors of the economy and all 14 communities in the county will serve as planning committee for this effort.


Date posted: February 7, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation is celebrating 30 years of operation this year.

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Kayte Hamel, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations for Kishwaukee College is enlisting the assistance of our businesses!  Please assist Kishwaukee College by completing their  brief survey.  By doing so, it will be helpful in gathering information about their relationships with area businesses.  A community publication will be made available at a later date.  The link is:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BM27CRF   If you have questions, please contact Kayte @ 815-825-9447.  surveyposter



Date posted: December 1, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on Kishwaukee College Online Survey for Business Professionals

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We are growing again!!!

We are currently hiring for a Level 2 technician!  Details on the position are listed in our “Career Opportunities” section on our website below.  We are looking for a person with a tech background in Microsoft technologies with a great attitude and a desire to excel.  For us, being a culture fit is way more important than experience in the field.  As long as they are technically inclined, we can train them in the Sundog Way during the onboarding process.


Date posted: October 18, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on SundogIT is GROWING

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Comcast will be holding a News Conference on Monday, November 9th at 4:00 PM at O’Leary’s upstairs, 260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL. Comcast will be announcing the installation of 40 Wifi Hot Spots in Downtown DeKalb. Find out more and learn what this can mean for your business.


Date posted: November 9, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Comcast to Install 40 Wifi Hot Spots in Downtown DeKalb

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Take advantage of a great opportunity to meet a qualified applicant pool from the college and the community.  This is a simple and cost-effective way for employers to run a search to fill multiple positions, all while gaining exposure and name recognition for your company.

When:  Wednesday, April 9th

2:00 pm-7:00 pm

Where:  Kishwaukee College Conference Center

21193 Malta Road, Malta, IL 60150-999

For more information, please call:  815-825-2086 #4080

Date posted: March 7, 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Kishwaukee College Career Fair

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