Welcome to DCEDC
DeKalb County Market Facts
DCEDC Strategic Plan
Designed to support the organization's mission
statement: "DCEDC is a public/private partnership working
to facilitate sustainable economic growth within DeKalb County"
the strategic plan identifies five key goals, specific objectives
and strategies for accomplishing the work and desired outcomes.
In 2011 DCEDC has targeted two goals, Goals One and Three:
- Goal One: Attract New Business and Industry that Capitalizes
on Distinct Advantages and Strengths of DeKalb County.
We will focus on this goal by:
- Preparing a marketing plan promoting assets and opportunities
- Executing an economic development marketing program
- Assisting DeKalb County communities with marketing and promotion
- Promoting import/export resources to businesses
- Goal Three: Provide Leadership and Support for Workforce
Development Initiatives. We will focus on this goal by:
- Identifying needed workplace skills and occupations
- Communicating workforce requirements to educational institutions and training providers
- Promoting labor market skills and occupations
- Strengthening relationships between business, education and training providers
- Promoting efforts to inspire and assist youth
DeKalb County Video Tour
While community members may be aware of some of the resources our
area has to offer, visitors and site selectors might need a little
guidance. One way to get the word out about DeKalb County is through
the internet and modern media formats. Recently, DCEDC partnered
with DeKalb County Government to produce a series of short videos
to communicate information about the county. Maybe even life-long
residents will learn a new tidbit as well.
After months of script writing, filming and editing the new DeKalb County Videos are up and running on our website. The video showcase highlights the county and its communities. Topics include healthcare, economic development, quality of life and more. To view this new addition to the website click on the dropdown menu to the right and select the one you wish to see. Happy viewing!
DCEDC Voice of Industry
In response to economic conditions, DCEDC conducted a formal business retention visitation program in 2009. With the help of DCEDC Board Members, the Illinois Manufacturing Extention Center (IMEC) and community leaders calls were made on businesses throughout the County. A survey tool that ComEd provided was used to collect information on business issues, trends and opportunities that exist in the area. Additionally, DCEDC representatives were able to solve problems and offer information that was helpful to the participating companies. An Executive Summary of the results of these visits - DCEDC Voice of Industry: 2009 Business Retention and Expansion Report - is available in the Members Only Section of our website.
DCEDC is a Public/Private Partnership Established in 1987
DCEDC is a public/private partnership working to facilitate sustainable and diversified economic growth within DeKalb County. Established in 1987, DCEDC is a county-wide economic development organization formed to capitalize on the strengths of the county and to be a catalyst for private and public leadership. It provides information and assistance, to industry, business and developers seeking to expand or locate in the county. It also advises county, city, village and town officials on development objectives and policies. For a promotional brochure on DCEDC, please Click Here
Efforts are particularly focused and targeted on attracting a more diverse, new or expanded industry to the county. Activities are carried out in a companion, cooperative and coordinating role with local chambers of commerce, economic development commissions, governments, education, utilities and private development interests. Throughout the year the DCEDC sponsors various events such as Business Roundtables, Industrial Focus Luncheons, the Economic Outlook Event, and the Annual Dinner and Program. To find out more about these events, please Click Here