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The Partnership serves in the capacity of economic development, business service and tourism for Freeport and Stephenson County. Our role, simply, is to bring partners and individuals together to promote and grow our region.

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Bike the trails, take a few swings at Little Cubs Field, sip our favorite local brews and stay the weekend for a leisurely trip or your next family gathering.

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Holiday shopping season is upon us and there are so many wonderful and unique gifts available in Freeport and Stephenson County your loved ones will cherish.

Supporting Business

Whether you have entrepreneurial ambitions, or want to take your existing business to the next level, we offer services to assist in every business aspect and size.

Locate Your Business

Looking to relocate or expand your business? Contact us for the perfect building or site to meet your needs.

COME HOME

Josh Elliott describes his passion for giving back to the community that helped to create great memories in his childhood and now for his own family. An entrepreneur and artist, he encourages others to invest in their home.

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Anytime is a Good Time to Visit May 23, 2024 This past weekend, hundreds of families celebrated graduations in Stephenson County. Families who came and stayed in hotels, ate in local restaurants, filled up their tanks with fuel, bought last minute items they forgot at home, and maybe even had the chance to take in some of the amazing attractions and events we have. In short, they were TOURISTS in […]
Business “Advice” From Mom May 15, 2024 This week, we celebrated Mother’s Day and of course I thought of my mother and decided to write this column about her. My mother was not a businessperson, she was a nurse. If she had any entrepreneurial tendencies, they were not expressed to her son. However, she was a strong believer in being true to yourself; to being an individual. […]
Economic Development Week May 7, 2024 Economic Development, Freeport, greater freeport partnership, Stephenson County May 6-10 is Economic Development Week. The Greater Freeport Partnership is proud to announce its participation in the 2024 Economic Development Week, a global initiative led by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The IEDC created Economic Development Week in 2016 to recognize the work that economic development organizations and professionals do in their communities.   “As the local and regional […]
A Guide to Local Shopping for Mother’s Day May 1, 2024 As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to show our appreciation for the incredible women who have shaped our lives. This year, why not make the day truly special by embracing the charm of local shopping? Supporting local businesses not only adds a personal touch to your gifts but also contributes to the vibrancy and uniqueness of your community. One delightful […]