Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry was organized and chartered in 1914. The Chamber is a non-profit association of businesses that are located in the Joliet area. The mission of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is to “advance the interests of business, professional and service organizations in the Joliet region, acting as their voice in government and social affairs, communicating and servicing their needs and thereby enhancing the business environment and the local quality of life.” Contact the Chamber at (815) 727-5371 or visit their website.
Joliet/Will County Center for Economic Development (CED)
The mission of the CED, which is part of the Will County Chamber of Commerce, is to diversify and recession-proof Will County’s economic foundation. The CED maintains an extensive data base of business information, including available sites and buildings; taxes; demographics; migration and growth trends; incentives and much more. The CED also maintains professional contacts with all levels of government and can help businesses work through various regulatory processes. Contact the CED at (815) 723-1800 or visit their website.
Joliet City Center Partnership
The mission of the Joliet City Center Partnership is to promote the economic development, marketing, management, and social programming, to ensure the realization of the City Center Master Plan. The City Center Partnership has a variety of programs and incentives developed to assist both new and existing businesses in the downtown area. Contact: the Joliet City Center Partnership at (815) 723-1800 or visit their website.
Facade Business Program: A matching grant up to $5,000 in building/tenant funds for exterior improvements on commercial buildings in an extended area.
Development Grant: Up to 10% of capital investment not to exceed $150,000 (less equipment and/or trade fixtures). Eligible businesses include new entertainment establishments.
Retail Grant Program: Up to $10,000 of the first year’s rent. Eligible businesses include new entertainment and retail establishments.
Will County Governmental League
The Will County Governmental League (WCGL) is a not-for-profit organization comprised of 29 municipalities and the County of Will. The League provides a forum for municipalities to discuss and resolve regional issues of mutual concern. The WCGL scope of activities includes transportation, legislation and intergovernmental relations.
50 E. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432