How Can We Help?
MCEDC is a one-stop, countywide resource of information and data of value to businesses already in McHenry County and to those who are considering expanding or relocating.
Confidential One on one consulting
Business to Business Referrals
Introductions and Connections
Supply chain resource assistance
Additional services include:
Site Search research for buildings and land including dedicated “Certified Sites" website to provide speed in relocation.
The EDC can provide interested parties with guided tours of the community highlighting general areas of interest, including parcels available for development. The EDC can 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 can introduce interested parties to real estate and professional services companies upon request.
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.
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. It also is dedicated to growing the workforce of the future through such programs and initiatives as the International Manufacturing & Technology Show, plant and facility tours, Expo’s and internships.
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, 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.
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.