NW Illinois Economic Development's (NWILED) vision is to advance economic prosperity in Northwest Illinois by fostering business growth, thereby improving the quality of life in our region.

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“I want to thank you for all that you did recently to help us locate land parcels for prospective community projects in Jo Daviess County. Your knowledge of the local communities, their regulatory structures and your recommendations on specific land parcels that we subsequently pursued was enormously helpful and made our efforts there very efficient. Also, the immediate comfort level with the local community members when they learned that I was referred to them by you was something that could not have been achieved as readily through my own efforts.“
Lloyd W. Kolb, Managing Director - Midwest Utility Market, EnSync Energy Systems

“The City of East Dubuque recently rejoined NW Illinois Economic Development, and we couldn't be happier. NWILED is constantly working to better our community and we couldn't do it without them. We look forward to working with them in the years ahead as our region grows and prospers."“
Loras Herrig, City Manager, City of East Dubuque

“As a small business owner, you often feel secluded and alone in your business. It's hard to know what the best next step is for your business and sometimes even harder to know if the step you're taking is the right one. What NWILED is creating is an environment that fosters strong business foundations, confidence within business owners, and a focus on growth.“
Cathy & Jeff West, Unposed Photography

“NWILED has been very involved in the promotion of economic development in our area. They've assisted local high schools in touring some of our manufacturing facilities. This is a great way for our youth to gain insight into the job opportunities available to them. I feel NWILED is a great asset to our area and would be a great benefit to anyone looking to locate to the Midwest.“
Don Schaible, Mayor, Village of Hanover