Enterprise Zone

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone

Per a resolution from Director Jim Schultz of the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone HAS BEEN CERTIFIED as of 12/17/15. As designated Zone Administrator, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation will work with DCEO and the Illinois Department of Revenue to establish administrative procedures for operating the Zone and qualifying beneficiaries. Further information about Zone administration will be posted here.

For a brief description of Enterprise Zone benefits, please click the following link:
DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Summary 1 29 16

To view the Enterprise Zone Program Overview/Training Presentation from the April 26th Workshop, please visit the following link:

Enterprise Zone Workshop Presentation

For Project Developer/Owner and Building Contractor Application, please click the one of the following links (Fillable PDF option or Manual PDF option):

Project Application Instructions 11162017 

Fillable EZone Project Application 11162017 

EZone Project Application 11162017


Attention Project Developers:  The completed Project Application, along with the required supporting documentation (i.e. Building Materials List, Permit, etc.) and the Enterprise Zone Fee, should be mailed, or delivered to-

DeKalb County E.D.C.

Attention:  Jan Kinczewski

421 North California Street, Building 1B, Suite #200

Sycamore, IL 60178

For Contractors, please select one of the following links (Fillable PDF option or Manual PDF option):  Fillable EZone Contractors Instructions and Application Packet or EZone Contractors Instructions and Application Packet

For a detailed description of the Enterprise Zone, Application and approval process, please click on the following links:

DeKalb Co. Enterprise Zone Process Guide  and DK County EZ Process Flowchart

Please visit the following links for related Enterprise Zone forms:

IL FORM RG-61 – Gas Use Tax Exemption Certificate

To view maps identifying the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone, please click the following links:

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Map

DeKalb/Sycamore/Cortland Enterprise Zone Map

DeKalb Enterprise Zone Map

Sycamore Enterprise Zone Map

Cortland Enterprise Zone Map

Genoa Enterprise Zone Map

Sandwich Enterprise Zone Map

Waterman Enterprise Zone Map

For further information or questions, please contact DCEDC Executive Director Paul Borek.