In 2012 and 2013, action by the Illinois General Assembly drastically changed the way Illinois Enterprise Zones are designated, operated and managed. From new qualifying criteria to a completely redesigned application development and review process, the Enterprise Zone Program received more than facelift. It was a complete overhaul.
For communities considering applying for new Zone designations over the next few years, limited budgets and staff time can make this process a daunting task.
TDC Principal and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Craig Coil was directly involved with this multi-year legislative initiative to extend the life of the program as well as the development of legislative language contained in the Act. He was integral in the program rules design and implementation process in concert with the Illinois Department of Commerce, the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association as the only private sector economic development professional and Zone Administrator in the discussions.
If your community needs help maneuvering through the red tape and wants to efficiently and effectively package a competitive application, look no further than the Development Consortium. TDC can help as much or as little as you need and offers everything from a turn-key application to ongoing technical assistance. TDC has a 100% success rate so you know you are in good hands.
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Enterprise Zone Administration
Some people think that successfully administering your Illinois Enterprise Zone and its related operations can be as simple as being the primary point of contact for the program locally. But if that’s your strategy, you’re not on the right track.
New Zone rules, regulations, processes and reporting mandates require a well thought out Zone operating strategy and compliance process. From basic operating manuals to detailed marketing plans, boundary amendments and information oriented Process Guides, TDC can custom design your Zone administration plan from the ground up.
We will work with you to implement internal monitoring and reporting systems, help you establish local property tax abatement request and review processes and advise you on how best to structure an Enterprise Zone Advisory Board to meet the needs of your community.
We can even manage your Enterprise Zone for you!
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Accessing Zone Incentives
Does your company or client know the best way to qualify for and access specific incentives available in Illinois Enterprise Zones? It can be confusing, especially for some of the performance based options.
TDC’s in-depth knowledge and experience with the program can help you wade through the minutia to access assistance you may already qualify for, but weren’t aware of. We can also work with you and your staff and contractors to make sure you dot your I’s and cross your t’s to receive the benefits you are entitled to under current program statutes.
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Illinois Enterprise Zones
Does your community currently have an Illinois Enterprise Zone or one that's expiring or do you want a new designation because you've never had one before? Need help managing your Zone? Or are you an employer in Illinois who wants to explore the benefits available to you in a Zone?
If any of these apply to you, look no further than The Development Consortium for help. Our team is one of the most experienced in the state when it comes to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program. We can help you as much or as little as you need and deliver results in a cost effective and efficient manner and best of all, we have a 100% success rate for new Enterprise Zone Designation Applications! Check out our services below and then give us a ring.
There’s no better time than now to contact TDC to get started.
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