Enterprise Zone

The DeKalb County Enterprise Zone was CERTIFIED by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) effective January 1, 2016. As designated Zone Administrator, the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation works with DCEO and the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) to administer procedures for operating the Zone and qualifying beneficiaries. At the end of 2023, nearly 60 projects — both new developments and existing renovations — have been undertaken within the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone boundaries!


DeKalb County Enterprise Advisory Board Meeting Information


For a brief description of Enterprise Zone benefits, please view our

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Incentive Summary


For Project Developer/Owner Applications, please review the following documents:
DeKalb County Enterprise Zone: PROJECT Application
DeKalb County Enterprise Zone: PROJECT Application (fillable)

Attention Project Developers: Please complete the Project Application, along with the required supporting documentation (i.e. Building Materials List, Permit, etc.) and the Enterprise Zone Fee, which should be mailed/delivered to:

Email: account-enterprisezone@dcedc.org

DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation 
Attention:  ENTERPRISE ZONE DEPARTMENT

2179 Sycamore Road, Unit #102
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-895-2711 (Office)

815-895-8713 (Fax) 

Please direct questions to: 

Mark Williams, DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Administrator (ext. #203)  

or 815-218-1095 (cell)

Andrea D. Van Drew, Enterprise Zone Assistant (ext. #204)

Attention Contractors: Please complete the Contractors Application below:

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone: CONTRACTOR Application
DeKalb County Enterprise Zone: CONTRACTOR Application (fillable)


For a detailed description of the Enterprise Zone, Application, and approval process, please click on the following links:
DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Process Guide  and DeKalb County Enterprise Zone flow chart


Please visit the following links for related Enterprise Zone forms:
IL FORM RG-61 – Gas Use Tax Exemption Certificate


To view the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Legal Description and Parcel Identification Numbers, please click on the following link:
DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Legal Description & PINS


To view maps identifying the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone, please click the following links:

To view current boundaries, please visit the DeKalb County GIS viewer: COMPASS GIS map

Original E-Zone boundaries versions (updates forthcoming):

DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Map

DeKalb/Sycamore/Cortland Enterprise Zone Map

DeKalb Enterprise Zone Map

Sycamore Enterprise Zone Map

Cortland Enterprise Zone Map

Genoa Enterprise Zone Map

Sandwich Enterprise Zone Map

Waterman Enterprise Zone Map

To review the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement of Designating Units of Government, please click the link below:

Enterprise Zone Intergovernmental Agreement