Randolph County Economic Development

Randolph County Economic Development

1 Taylor Street

Chester, Illinois 62233

618.826.5000 Ext 221

618.826.3363 Fax econdev@randolphco.org



The SBDC Conducts a Start Your Own Business Class

 Supporting Businesses Large and Small

Ask any economic developer where the job growth occurs in their community and you will probably hear this ... from the companies that are already here. With that in mind, Randolph County Economic Development devotes a large portion of time to helping our existing companies expand. We may advocate for special business zones, help companies with tax abatement, seek assistance from state and federal programs, or look for local and regional business synergies.

We connect people with the resources of Delta Regional Authority, the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, and the Economic Development Administration. Randolph County Economic Development helps companies find incentives for expansion from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. We also work with the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Kaskaskia Regional Port District.

Through our partnership with the Small Business Development Center of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, we help start new small businesses and expand existing businesses. We offer assistance with access to capital from our Revolving Loan Gap Financing Fund and other Resources. We provide startup advice, marketing expertise and sustainability training.

Of course, we also work to attract new businesses by showcasing our community in national magazines like Expansion Solutions and in regional publications like the TBIS Visitor Guide. We produce digital media advertising seen worldwide, and we maintain Pinterest and Facebook pages to allow people an inside look at our beautiful environment.

Randolph County Economic Development also understands the value of enhancing our community. We work with our banks, chambers of commerce, the regional leadership group and other organizations to help enrich our quality of life.

But don't just take our word for it ... look at the list of companies who call Randolph County home. Then call us to find out how we can help your business succeed in Randolph County ... Where Illinois Business Began.