Economic Development

Economic Development

In addition to a high quality of life, Macomb provides a welcoming environment for all type of businesses. Macomb really is a business-friendly city that proactively encourages businesses of all types to come, stay, and grow in Macomb.

Why Macomb?

Macomb has an incredible education sector, highlighted by Western Illinois University, Spoon River College, and Macomb High School. Our manufacturers are a large, integral part of our town, most notably NTN Bower, Pella, and Yetter Manufacturing. This diverse place is also home to a vibrant agricultural sector as well having a strong medical system, headed by McDonough District Hospital. Macomb is lucky to have a picturesque historic downtown with shops and restaurants all over the City.

Business Incentives

Macomb offers a variety of competitive incentives to businesses considering locating in the area. Whether you are a manufacturing company or a retail outlet, Macomb will work with you to meet your company’s needs. Macomb offers the following programs to support business economic development:

  • Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF)
  • Enterprise Zone
  • City Revolving Loan Fund
  • Downtown Revolving Fund
  • Downtown Renovation Grant Program
  • Historic Preservation Tax Credits.

 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT DOWNTOWN BUSINESS INCENTIVES, PLEASE CONTACT –

Kristin Terry

Downtown Development Director

309-575-3015

kterry@cityofmacomb.com

 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT BUSINESS INCENTIVES IN MACOMB OUTSIDE THE DOWNTOWN AREA, PLEASE CONTACT –

John Bannon

Community Development Coordinator

309-833-4944

Cdc@cityofmacomb.com

 

FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ENTERPRISE ZONE, PLEASE CONTACT –

Kim Pierce

Executive Director, MAEDCO

309-837-4684

maedco@wiu.edu

 

Available Properties

For a listing of local available commercial properties, the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation maintains a publicly available database at the following website:

http://www.maedco.org/buildings/