DeKalb County’s Commercial growth contributes to Community Development
In 2019, DeKalb County witnessed significant economic development that increases commercial services, supports population growth and expands the tax base. DCEDC’s Executive Director Paul Borek has listed out some of the projects that are adding to the prosperity taking place in DeKalb County communities.
Sycamore saw the erection of the new Meijer grocery store, the relocation/renovation of MorningStar Media Group, and the expansion of Chelsea McGhee Studios’. In DeKalb, the Cornerstone DeKalb project was completed, the near completion of Plaza DeKalb and the beginning stages of construction began for Agora Tower. Historical Egyptian Theatre saw major renovations, the expansion of Hometown Sports Bar & Grill and the construction of Home2 Suites by Hilton. In Genoa, Dollar General completed a new store, Smoking Grill & Pizzeria expanded on the corner of Routes 72 and 23 and Gillerson’s Gastro Diner opened downtown. In Kirkland, the Red Brick Inn Bar & Grill opened on Main Street. Sandwich gained a new Burger King.
Other projects include Northern Illinois University’s remodeling the first floor of the Holmes Student Center, Kishwaukee College remodeled their Library and Academic Support Service Center. Northwestern Medicine at Kishwaukee Hospital erected a state of the art Breast Health Center. The DeKalb County Nursing Home & Rehab Center began an expansion, and the Family Service Agency relocated to their new facility that was completely renovated.
The steady growth that is taking place throughout the county is leading the way to a promising and prosperous new year.