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Deciding where to grow your business doesn’t just depend up on available real estate. It’s the big picture that requires many resources for success – resources available in Stephenson County. If you are looking for vacant property to build your next business venture, or inquiring about space to lease or buy in existing buildings, please contact Andrea Schultz Winter for information.

  • Financing and incentives
  • Strong infrastructure – Close and easy access to all modes of transportation and centrally located in the US for efficient shipping to every corner of the nation.
  • Diverse and Accessible – Workforce with a variety of skills and strong Midwest work ethic. Our labor region includes surrounding counties within a very reasonable commute.
  • Cost-competitive business environment – Surprisingly progressive and reasonably priced utilities compared to major metropolitan areas.
  • Delve into data you need – Review our community profiles for more detail about the region. Finally, consider the incentives available to businesses willing to invest here. We think you’ll agree that Northwest Illinois is resource-full.

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Healthcare

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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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 […]