• Elgin Development Group
  • Elgin, Illinois

    As a city, we support our businesses. We back them too. It's why the Elgin Development Group exists. To provide solutions that challenge our business community and to help them achieve success - it's why we come to work every day.  
  • MOVE or EXPAND

    your business in Elgin


     

  • Why do over 5,000 businesses call Elgin home?

     

  • GET HELP

    Large or small, just a dream or in business for years, our network of highly skilled professionals are equipped to help your Elgin succeed in Elgin at any stage.

  • YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR GOAL

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  • Welcome to ELGIN DEVELOPMENT GROUP
     

    An Economic Development Partner with the City of Elgin

    The Elgin Development Group (EDG), a division of the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, is laser-focused on helping business remain strong and grow.  EDG’s business assistance takes many forms such as site selection, fast-track permitting, business retention, business relocation, workforce development, business expansion, international trade to providing resources for new budding entrepreneurs through the Elgin Area Small Business Academy.

  • Local Expertise. Worldwide Reach.
     

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  • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

    The EDG Workforce Development Committee has been cited as a best practice for developing a robust partnership with community resources providers for improving worker skills.

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  • LOCAL JOBS BOARD

    Looking for local employment? The Elgin Area Chamber's Job Board, EAC WORKS, can help. Find employers hiring near you and quickly apply to job openings. 

  • EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE

    Over the next decade, 4.6 MILLION manufacturing jobs will be needed. The average annual income of U.S. manufacturing jobs was $87,185 in 2018.

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  • Learn How to Start a Business in Elgin

     

    The EDG is filled with resources to help you start a business. What do you need to know to start a business here in Elgin? Just contact the Elgin Development Group! Every city and state has its own rules and regulations and a good understanding of those local requirements can make or break your new business. We understand how to do business here in Elgin and can assist you. We have assembled a guide which outlines local, state and federal regulations for starting a business. Each page also has resources for further help with starting your business in Elgin.

    Visit the Guide