Local Organizations

Joliet Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The mission of the Chamber is "to advance the interests of business, professional and service organizations in the Joliet Region, acting as their voice in governmental and social affairs, communicating and servicing their needs and thereby enhancing the business environment and the local quality of life."

63 North Chicago Street
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Office: 815.727.5371

Will County Center for Economic Development
The Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation, created by the business community in 1981. Governed by a 50-member board and managed by a professional staff, the CED is responsible for attracting and retaining jobs for Will County. Their work includes: new business recruitment; existing business retention/expansion; municipal development; workforce readiness; infrastructure development and government affairs.

116 North Chicago Street
Two Rialto Square, Suite 101
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Office: 815.723.1800

Financial Resources

Small Business Administration
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has a number of services available. They include training and educational programs, advisory services, publications, financial programs and contract assistance. The agency also offers specialized programs for female business owners, minorities, veterans, international trade and rural development.

Springfield Office
3330 Ginger Creek Rd, #B
Springfield, IL 62711
Office: 217.793.5020
Chicago Office
500 West Madison St, #11250
Chicago, IL 60661
Office: 312.353.4528


Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (ILDECO)
The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is the lead state agency responsible for improving Illinois' competitiveness in the global economy. Guided by an innovative regional approach, DCEO administers a wide range of economic and workforce development programs, services and initiatives designed to create and retain high quality jobs and build strong communities. DCEO leads the Illinois economic development process in partnership with businesses, local governments, workers and families.

Springfield Office
500 East Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1643
Office: 217.782.7500
Chicago Office
100 West Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Office: 312.814.7179