Team Illinois is hard at work promoting our State to several business leaders from both Japan and China. DCEDC’s Executive Director Paul Borek is working diligently at promoting the abundant competitive advantages of DeKalb County Illinois.  Borek is proud and honored, to be a part of this international mission for the State of Illinois.

Date posted: September 15, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Team Illinois Promotes Foreign Investment

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Target DeKalb was named a winner of a 2016 Edie Award by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Economic Development Association The “Edies” honor outstanding economic development projects that bring jobs, growth, and prosperity to Illinois communities.

On behalf of Target, DeKalb’s Distribution Center Manager, Mike Milano and DCEDC”s Executive Director, Paul Borek, will be attending the awards presentation at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on the 28th of this month,  to proudly accept the “Economic Development in Illinois Award”. Target was nominated/sponsored by the DeKalb Economic Development Corporation for this award. We are so proud!  Target’s DeKalb Distribution Center is the largest building and industrial facility in the County. They are the second largest private employer and fourth largest employer overall in DeKalb County, Illinois.  Target is proud to be a part of this community and to be recognized as a top employer!

2016 Edie Award Recipients

Date posted: August 23, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on Winners Revealed for Outstanding Economic Development Projects

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DCEDC Executive Director, Paul Borek, promoted DeKalb County foreign investment opportunities at the SelectUSA Summit held in Washington, D.C. from June 19 – 21, 2017.

See attached Press Release on this year’s summit:
PRESS RELEASE: DeKalb County Promoted to Global Audience at SelectUSA Trade Show

Date posted: July 12, 2017 | Author: | Comments Off on DCEDC Press Release: Select USA Summit 2017

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DCEDC would like to extend an extra special thank you to one of our event sponsors Larson & Darby Group. They will be featured on our social media and website this week. Check them out!

From its’ beginning in 1963, Rockford-based Larson & Darby Group has made a deliberate and strategic decision to be a full-service, mid-sized architectural, engineering, and interior design firm that serves a diverse range of market sectors with a strong emphasis on design and building long-term client relationships.
Our firm’s “work hard/play hard” culture, low employee turnover, and national reputation for design excellence has allowed us to continuously attract and retain the best and brightest designers, architects, and engineers whose work can easily be seen throughout northern Illinois – including DeKalb and Sycamore – around the country, and across the globe. Notable projects in the DeKalb/Sycamore area include Castle Bank, DeKalb County Farm Bureau, DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, DeKalb Mall, Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, Northern Illinois University, and Ideal Industries – a client of Larson & Darby’s since 1985.
We are proud to be a member of the DeKalb Economic Development Council and to support making the DeKalb/Sycamore area a better place in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal. For more information on Larson & Darby Group, please visit or contact John Saunders, Vice President, at 815.484.0739.


Date posted: June 13, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on Larson & Darby Group- Annual Event Sponsor

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IDEAL Industries Inc. is looking for bright, talented minds from engineering, business and more from NIU to help bring its products and ideas to market. IDEAL will be partnering with NIU students in its new IDEAL-NIU Intrapreneurship Program. Read more

For more information on the IDEAL-NIU Intrapreneurship Program, email

Date posted: March 30, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on IDEAL Industries Inc. to Partner with NIU Students

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“As of September, DeKalb County has more than 1.2 million square feet under construction valued at more than $60 million. Due to the county’s significant increase in development over the past year, industrial vacancy is less than 5 percent” writes Stephanie Aguilar in her article on

Read more here: I-39 Corridor seeing sparks of tech efficiencies and a steady road of development

Date posted: December 11, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on DeKalb County Construction Valued at $60 million

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Kishwaukee College will be providing some free classes for adults in Basic and Secondary Education & English Language Acquisition (English as a second language).

For details click the links for the attached flyers below:

Adult Basic and Secondary Education Classes

English Language Acquisition (English as a second language) Classes

For more information please visit the information page on Kishwaukee College’s website here


Date posted: August 17, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Kishwaukee College Offering Free Classes in Adult Basic Education & English Language Aquisition for Fall 2015

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