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Economic Development
Chairman Kern at airport
250,000 pounds of blueberries from South America arrived at North Bay Produce’s perishables facility at MidAmerica Airport on December 9, 2013.
St. Clair County Economic Development Department  
 
The mission of the Department is to enhance the economic strength of St. Clair County through the creation of new jobs by the attraction and retention of business.
 
Services for businesses include:
 
Site and Building Selection
We maintain an internal site and building inventory database and also utilize CoStar Professional and Location One. We assist businesses, realtors and site selection consultants to attract new business and industry to the County. We work closely with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and our regional allies to market the County and region.
 
CoStar Commercial / Industrial Property Search
  
 
Demographic data
We can provide concise data reflecting the population and economic characteristics of the County and region.
 
Financial incentives
We offer a Business Loan Program that works with area lenders. We administer two of the five Enterprise Zones located within the County that offer several tax credits and exemptions, and we issue industrial revenue bonds to finance larger, eligible developments. We also help business gain access to other local, regional and State incentive programs such as workforce training programs and tax increment financing (TIF) incentives.
 
St. Clair County Economic Development Department
St. Clair County Building
10 Public Square, Room A-300
Belleville, IL 62220
618-277-6600, extension 2670
618-825-2745, fax
 
Staff:
 
Terry Beach, Director
618-825-2672
tbeach@co.st-clair.il.us 
 
Janice Kerin, Program Manager
618-825-2671
jkerin@co.st-clair.il.us
 
Dorothy Carlisle, Executive Assistant      
618-825-2670
dcarlisle@co.st-clair.il.us 
 
Rick Stubblefield
Business Services Representative / Workforce Development
618-825-3259
rstubblefield@co.st-clair.il.us