Lake County Illinois IL Business Financing incentives state programs financing tax credits grants starting growing a business


The State of Illinois offers numerous incentive programs, including financing, tax credits and grants to help get a business start and grow. 

State of Illinois Business Financing

Advantage Illinois Programs  (DCEO)
Invest in Illinois Linked Deposit Program (Illinois Treasurer’s Office)
Illinois Finance Authority Programs (IFA)
Community Development Fund (DCEO)
Community Service Block Grant Loan Program (DCEO)

State of Illinois Business Tax Credits

Illinois Angel Investment Credit Program (DCEO)
High Impact Business Designation (DCEO)
Advantage Illinois Program: Invest Illinois Venture Fund (DCEO)
Illinois Film Services Tax Credit (IL Film Office)

State of Illinois Business Tax Credits – District or Zone Related

Enterprise Zone Program (DCEO)
New Markets Development Program (DCEO)
Tax Increment Financing (DCEO)
Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program (DCEO / IHPA)
River Edge Redevelopment Zone (DCEO)

State of Illinois Grants / Investment Programs

Technology Development Account (IL Treasurer)
Business Development Public Infrastructure Program (DCEO)
Community Development Assistance Program for Economic Development (IIRA)
Illinois Department of Transportation Economic Development Program (IDOT)
AgriFIRST (IL Dept of Agriculture)



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