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How Can We Help?

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.

Come See Us

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.

Shop Small Business

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.


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.

Key Industries

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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Celebrating Partnership Milestones June 28, 2022 June marked the four-year anniversary of the Greater Freeport Partnership; when the Northwest Illinois Development Alliance (NIDA), Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce, Freeport Downtown Development Foundation, and Freeport/Stephenson County Convention & Visitors Bureau all became one. The end of June will also mark the retirement of Tess Dahm, Director of Administrative Services for the Partnership, and the glue that kept […]
Coming Home to Stephenson County June 22, 2022 In April of 2010, my husband, Scott Winter, and our two children, both under the age of 2, left Portland, Oregon for the last time to make our voyage ‘home’ to Freeport. A week later all our earthly possessions arrived in a semi-trailer and a week after that we moved into our house where we have lived ever since. Freeport […]