DeKalb County Enterprise Zone

DCEDC is the designated Zone Administrator for the newly established DeKalb County Enterprise Zone (effective 1/1/16).

Additional details regarding benefits, qualifying project instructions/applications, maps, and can be found by following the link to the Enterprise Zone page.


Follow the link for more information and updates.

Illinois EDGE Extension Signed

From the Illinois Department of Commerce:

Governor Rauner signed Senate Bill 513, the EDGE Tax Credit Extension, into law. This extension is only a temporary measure and all agreements must be signed by close of business Friday, April 28th. All other elements of the EDGE program remain unchanged.

As of today, the Illinois Department of Commerce is accepting EDGE applications for qualifying projects through, Friday, March 31st. Similar to last year’s EDGE crunch, applications received after this date will be processed but we cannot guarantee that all applications will be completed due to holiday schedules, etc. We are dedicated to providing the best possible service throughout this process and completing as many applications as necessary.

When submitting an application, please provide the following:

EDGE Business Application
ITR-1 Tax Clearance form
Site Differential Cost Analysis
EDGE Application Supplement – Legal Disclosures

Foreign Trade Zone #176

DeKalb County is located within the service area of Foreign Trade Zone #176, administered by the Rockford Area Economic Development Council on behalf of the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

FTZ Service Map

Community-based Incentives:

Contact DCEDC to learn about individual community incentives.