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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 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan (CEDS)


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
  • 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

2021 Observed Holidays/Office Closed:

Friday, January 1st-New Year’s Day

Monday, January 18th-Martin Luther King Day

Monday, February 15th-President’s Day

Friday, April 2nd-Good Friday

Monday, May 31st-Memorial Day

Monday, July 5th-Independence Day (National Observation Day)

Monday, September 6th-Labor Day

Monday, October 11th-Columbus Day

Thursday, November 11th-Veterans Day

Thursday, November 25th-Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 26th-Day after Thanksgiving

Friday, December 24th-Christmas Eve

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

Our Location:

2179 Sycamore Road, Unit #102

DeKalb, IL 60115