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 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.
We can provide concise data reflecting the population and economic characteristics of the County and region.
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.