The deadline to file your application was December 6, 2019.

The Greater Freeport Partnership is a public/private economic development corporation focused on retaining and expanding business, and diversifying the economic base of the City of Freeport and Stephenson County area in northwest Illinois. Value-added agriculture and manufacturing comprise 25% of the local economy, and more retail and industrial development is desired.

The Partnership presents an innovative approach to economic development, business networking and tourism promotion – the Partnership is the product of merging four organizations: the Northwest Illinois Development Alliance, the Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce, the Stephenson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Freeport Downtown Development Foundation. The merger was completed in 2018. The Partnership’s mission is to create a seamless economic development, business services and tourism entity focused on providing outstanding service to those looking to start a business, grow a business and visit the area.