McHenry County EDC Services
Demographic Information/Market Profiles
The EDC has detailed information regarding the demographic profile of the community, including labor data, employers, income levels, etc., as well as custom ESRI targeted data. The EDC can provide custom information to those who request it. In addition, the EDC will provide custom research services for specific industry clusters upon request.
Small Business/Entrepreneurship Services
The EDC works closely with the Small Business Development Center and other partners to aid new businesses and to connect entrepreneurs with current programs and opportunities.
Real Estate Services
The EDC can provide interested parties with guided tours of the community highlighting general areas of interest, including parcels available for development. The EDC will also provide general interest tours of the community highlighting commerce and industry. The EDC keeps records of available property, buildings and sites along with the names of listing brokers and agents representing these properties. The EDC will introduce interested parties to real estate and professional services companies upon request.
The EDC can provide information regarding the availability of utilities and provide introductions to appropriate utility providers and suppliers. The EDC can supply maps and statistics regarding utility lines and development.
The EDC can facilitate financing with private banking sources, public financial funds such as the McHenry County Loan Fund, funding through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Finance Authority, as well as venture funds and programs. For certain projects, the EDC is the local contact for obtaining specialized state and local tax and financial incentives, including the local enterprise zone.
Workforce/Job Training Information
The EDC can facilitate the development of job training programs, grants and incentives for companies with workforce needs. Working with local and state public and private agencies, the EDC can help sort through the various programs and incentives that are available.
The EDC, through its close relationships with the local and state governments, can assist existing or new businesses with obtaining government services, developing specialized legislation or promoting grants and other legislation that will benefit their businesses.