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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 33 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/Enterprise Zone Processor

Yiwei Jin  Graduate Research 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

2020 Observed Holidays/Office Closed:

Wednesday, January 1st-New Year’s Day

Monday, January 20th-Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 17th-President’s Day

Friday, April 10th-Good Friday

Monday, May 25th-Memorial Day

Friday, July 3rd-Independence Day Weekend

Monday, September 7th-Labor Day

Monday, October 12th-Columbus Day

Wednesday, November 11th-Veterans Day

Thursday, November 26th-Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 27th-Day after Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 24th-Christmas Eve

Friday, December 25th-Christmas Day

Thursday, December 31st-New Year’s Eve (Closing Early)

Our Location:

2179 Sycamore Road, Unit #102

DeKalb, IL 60115