State Partners

Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Charged with enhancing Illinois' economic competitiveness by providing technical and financial assistance to businesses, local governments, workers and families.

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Intersect Illinois


Intersect Illinois is dedicated exclusively to
increasing Illinois’ competitiveness
for job creation and investment.


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FARM Illinois

The Food and Agriculture Roadmap for Illinois (FARM Illinois) is a statewide association organized to develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated 21st-century strategic plan for food and agriculture in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Transportation

Every day, IDOT strives to design and maintain a world class transportation system that enhances safety and the quality of life of its citizens and visitors by reducing congestion and increasing mobility.

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Illinois Economic Development Association

TThe Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) is a statewide professional economic development association that supports advocacy, education and collaboration to enhance Illinois’ global competitiveness.

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Illinois Enterprise Zone Association

The IEZA (Illinois Enterprise Zone Association) is a coalition of enterprise zone officials, economic development professionals, state and local government, business, labor and community groups, partnering together to promote, strengthen and enhance the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program.

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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) operates 56 historic sites and memorials from U.S. Grant's home in Galena to the Kincaid Mounds near Unionville covering more than 10,000 years of Illinois History.

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Illinois Housing Development Authority

In 1967, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) was created as a self-supporting authority by the state legislature to finance quality affordable housing across Illinois.

Illinois Manufacturers' Association

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) is a nonprofit trade association for Illinois manufacturers. Founded in 1893, the IMA is the oldest and largest statewide manufacturing trade association in the United States.


Illinois Municipal League

The Illinois Municipal League is the formal voice for Illinois municipalities. The League was founded in 1913 and has worked continuously for the benefit of municipalities, promoting competence and integrity in administration of municipal government.

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Illinois Tax Increment Association

Established in 1987, the Illinois Tax Increment Association is a public-private, not-for-profit organization whose membership consists of municipalities and other governmental entities, corporations, partnerships, associations and individuals engaged in or interested in tax increment finance and economic development.

Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois inspires people to save historic places that matter. Emerging from the fight to save the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, today Landmarks Illinois is a statewide nonprofit organization serving thousands of members, real estate professionals, property owners and policymakers. We provide expertise, funding and inspiration to individuals, corporations and communities across Illinois.

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