At the City of Edwardsville, we know that economic development is more than just getting businesses to locate here. We believe responsible economic development is the result of business and residential improvements, enhancements and growth – all of which continue to attract business investment and encourage citizens to live, work and shop in this wonderful community.
As city leaders, we are comprehensive and creative in our approach to economic development and have developed strategic partnerships with the Madison County Office of Community Development, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the private sector to provide a powerful package of incentives that will make locating here one of the best business decision you’ll ever make.
We have worked hard to develop a large and well-trained workforce and to provide a quality of life that helps businesses of all types and sizes attract and retain the best people. Many of our incentives — including Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIFs), other special business districts and a large Enterprise Zone — support the reinvestment of property taxes from new and expanding businesses back into the community.
Our approach is clearly working. The quality of life in Edwardsville is already well known and we continue to build vibrant neighborhoods and thriving businesses. We are confident that Edwardsville is a community that you will want to call home.
So, whether your business is large or small or somewhere in between, we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you. Economic developer Walter Williams is always pleased to meet with anyone interested in the City of Edwardsville.
Walter Williams, EDFP – Economic/Community Development Director