About Us

DCEDC is a public/private partnership, established in 1987. Our mission is to facilitate diversified and sustainable economic growth within DeKalb County, Illinois. We serve 14 communities located throughout the county, with immediate access to the I-88 logistics corridor and additional access to the I-39 logistics corridor. DeKalb County is also home to the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone and the numerous benefits it has to offer.

DCEDC is proud to be a member/partner with the following organizations:

Association of Industrial Real Estate Brokers

DeKalb County Farm Bureau

DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership

I-39 Logistics Corridor Association

Illinois Economic Development Association

Illinois Enterprise Zone Association

Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center 

International Economic Development Council

Workforce Development Board for Kane, Kendall, and DeKalb Counties 


Meet the DCEDC Staff

Mark Williams, Executive Director

Karen Hoyle, Administrator

Jan Kinczewski,  Special Projects

Andrea Van Drew Enterprise Zone & Research Assistant

DCEDC Bookkeeping

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:

  • Annual Meeting & State of the County Presentation
  • Business Roundtable Luncheons
  • Industrial Focus Luncheon and Plant Tour
  • Monthly listing in the Daily Chornicle
  • DCEDC Members may promote their business goods and services by sponsoring these events.
  • Inclusion in select Northern Illinois University programs and events (NIU Internship/Career Fairs, Project IGNITE, Project 40Tude)
  • Members may post employment opportunities on our Employment/Workforce Resource page
  • Complimentary Listing your site/building on the DCEDC Featured Property Site, LOIS, and INTERSECT Illinois

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
  • Sites and Buildings listed in LOIS and INTERSECT Illinois at no charge

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Hybrid: In-Office and/or Remote)

Appointments are recommended – thank you!

Our Location:

2179 Sycamore Road, Unit #102

DeKalb, IL 60115