Economic Development Division

The Economic Development Division promotes growth-oriented community investment to benefit Winnebago County citizens and improve economic well-being and quality of life in the County. Economic development is advanced through operational services, grant awards, programs and partnerships. 



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS INCENTIVE & HOST FEE PROGRAM

Economic Development Business Incentive & Host Fee Program & Application

(2019 Policy)

This Program is inclusive of Multi-Year Host Fee requests as well as Tax Abatements (Rebates).

REVOLVING LOAN FUND PROGRAM

Anyone interested in the Winnebago County Revolving Loan Fund Program should contact:

Rockford Local Development Corporation (RLDC)

120 W. State Street, Suite 306

Rockford, IL  61101

(815) 987-8675

County Ordinance regarding Revolving Loan Fund

BUSINESS FIRST PROGRAM

Are you looking to open a new business?  If so, you have found the right place to get started.

Business First is a joint venture with the City of Rockford, Winnebago County, Winnebago County Health Department, Small Business Development Center and Rock River Water Reclamation District to assist individuals in redeveloping an existing property or opening a new business in an existing property.