CORE Illinois is a strategic partnership of Illinois Businesses, regional economic development organizations and community partners created to collect, aggregate and ANALYZE data on the temperature and health of existing businesses in illinois, understand their barriers to growth, threats to retention, and identify opportunities for business expansion and economic development in illinois.

 

OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE A UNIFIED, COORDINATED, STATEWIDE PROCESS TO ADDRESS THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF EXISTING BUSINESSES IN ILLINOIS. WE SEEK TO

Mobilize resources to foster local economic development and statewide growth

Engage and listen to Illinois business needs

Provide training to economic development professionals

Gather aggregated information on regional and statewide levels to guide
government and coalition support for businesses

Respond to requests in a coordinated manner

Develop resources, policies and development strategies

Utilize a nationally recognized business expansion tool designed to
identify emerging industry trends

 

THE CORE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
IS COMPRISED OF REPRESENTATIVES OF

Ameren

Blane Canada, Ltd

ComEd

Great River Economic Development Foundation

Greater Sterling Development Corporation

Grundy Economic Development Council

Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA)

Intersect Illinois

Nicor Gas

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND COALITION MEMBERS

 

 

Ameren

American Job Center ® / Rock Island Tri-County Consortium

America's Central Port

Blackhawk Hills Regional Council

Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council

Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

Carthage Community Development Group

Champaign County Economic Development Council

Choose DuPage

City of Aledo

City of Belleville

City of Bloomington

City of Carmi

City of Decatur

City of Des Plaines

City of East Peoria

City of East St. Louis

City of Edwardsville

City of Effingham

City of Elmhurst

City of Fulton

City of Galesburg

City of Geneva

City of Granite City

City of Grayville

City of Greenville

City of Highland

City of Litchfield

City of McHenry

City of Ottawa

City of Pekin

City of Peoria

City of Pinckneyville

City of Rochelle

City of Spring Valley

City of St. Charles

City of Warrenville

City of Washington

City of West Chicago

City of Woodstock

Clinton Regional Development Corporation

Coles Together

ComEd

Cook County

Crawford County Development Association

Dekalb County Economic Development Corporation

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry

DuPage County Workforce Development Division

East Peoria Chamber of Commerce

Economic Alliance of Kankakee County

Economic Development Corporation of North Central Illinois

Economic Development Council of Decatur and Macon County

Effingham Regional Growth Alliance

Elgin Development Group

Explore Carbondale

Fairfield Wayne County Area Development Commission

Great River Economic Development Foundation

Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce

Greater Egypt Regional Planning Commission

Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council

Greater Oak Brook Economic Development Partnership

Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Greater Sterling Development Corporation

Greater Wabash Regional Planning Commission (GWRPC)

Growth Dimensions of Belvidere-Boone County

Grundy Economic Development Council

Hancock County Economic Development Corporation

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Illinois Economic Development Association

Illinois Green Business Association

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

Illinois Manufacturers Association

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Illinois Valley Area Chamber (IVAC)

Intersect Illinois

Invest Aurora

Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Council

Jefferson County Development Corporation

Jersey County Business Association

JPH, Inc

Kane County

Kane County Development & Community Services Department

Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development

Lake County Workforce Development Board

Macomb Area Economic Development Corp

Man-Tra-Con, Corp

Marshall Chamber of Commerce

Marshall County

McHenry County Economic Development Corporation

McHenry County Workforce Network

Monroe County Economic Development Corporation

Moraine Valley Community College

Morrison Area Development Corporation/ Morrison Chamber of Commerce

Morton Economic Development Council

Mt. Carmel Area Economic Alliance

Naperville Development Partnership

Nicor Gas

Northern Illinois University, Center for Government Studies

Northwest Illinois Development Alliance (NIDA)

Ogle County

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce

Pike County Economic Development Corporation

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

Richland County Development Corporation

RiverBend Growth Association

Rockford Area Economic Development Council

South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA)

Southern Illinois Workforce Development Board

Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development

St. Clair County

St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Stark County Economic Development Partnership (Wyoming EDC)

Sullivan Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development

Tri-County Economic Development Alliance of NW IL

Tuscola Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development

University of Illinois Extension

USDA, Rural Development

Vermilion Advantage, NFP

Village of Addison

Village of Algonquin

Village of Bensenville

Village of Bloomingdale

Village of Carpentersville

Village of Elk Grove

Village of Frankfort

Village of Germantown Hills

Village of Glen Carbon

Village of Glen Ellyn

Village of Hartford

Village of Hoffman Estates

Village of Justice

Village of Lombard

Village of Machesney Park

Village of Milan

Village of Oswego

Village of Plainfield

Village of Rantoul

Village of Rochelle

Village of Roselle

Village of Schaumburg

Village of South Holland

Village of Sugar Grove

Village of Tinley Park

Village of Westmont

Village of Wheeling

Village of Woodridge

Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce

Whiteside County

Will County Center for Economic Development

Workforce Office of Western Illinois