About the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED)
The CED exists to improve the quality of life for all residents of Will County by recruiting new companies offering high-quality jobs and a solid tax base while assisting existing businesses to grow, enabling the retention and addition of jobs.
CED Guiding Principles
- Defense of the Will County and Illinois Economies
- Competitiveness of Will County Businesses
- Diversification of the Economic Base
- Inclusive Economic Development
- Infrastructure Modernization
- Workforce Attraction and Development
Your Economic Development Partner
Since 1981 the CED has provided businesses and local government with programs and services resulting in a more diversified Will County. As the only Countywide economic development organization, businesses benefit from a “one-stop shop” service delivery approach.
We serve as the primary point of contact to those seeking information on available sites and buildings, population and labor force statistics, business assistance and incentives programs, local government entitlements and major new developments in Will County.
We are responsive to the specific need of the companies and clients we work with and mindful of the “speed to market” track most projects follow. Our strong working relationships with local government allow us to provide expert guidance to our clients.
CED President & CEO
Let Us Be of Service!
Let us serve as a strategic partner in your business development project. Some of the programs, services, and guidance we provide include:
- Business retention and expansion assistance
- Marketing to and recruiting new business
- Access to State, County and local government incentives
- Economic development events and conferences
- Community economic development training for local officials
- Information on available sites and buildings
- Demographic and labor force statistics
- Education and training resources
- Public and private utility information
- Comparative business cost analysis
- Development entitlement process
- Development project management from A to Z
- Federal, State and local government contacts and introductions
- Access to commercial and industrial brokers and developers
- Local, State and federal policy and program lobbying assistance