Room to grow

Northwest Economic Development

Let Us Help You Grow in Northern Illinois!

Northwest Illinois Economic Development (NWILED) promotes economic development by fostering business growth and assisting expanding and relocating businesses in determining their needs for growth with cooperation of government and business partners. NWILED encourages entrepreneurs by assisting with access to resources to begin and grow their businesses and employ all available resources to create a welcoming business environment, aligning the skills of the available workforce with the needs of businesses, and building political and economic capital.

NWILED was formed in 2008 by the Jo-Carroll Energy Board of Directors whose main goals were to spearhead economic development structures, funding and progress in Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Whiteside counties in Northwest Illinois. The Board's main focus was to form a regional development entity concentrating on growing the economy and public/private partnerships.

Our communities in Jo Daviess and Carroll counties in Northwest Illinois allow you to not only imagine, but to actually grow your business in an amazing setting. You'll treasure our majestic vistas with open spaces that inspire creativity and entrepreneurship near the mighty Mississippi River.  Join other adventurers who paved the way, grew their visions, and found ideal work and life balance.