27 W. Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356 Fax: 815-235-4038

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Northwest Illinois is proud to be home to a number of green energy producers, including a wind energy facility, ethanol fuel plant and methane gas digesters.

Prospering Together Home Field Advantage

pt logo newOnce you locate or expand your business here, you can count on continued support from Greater Freeport Partnership's business retention and expansion program. It is the Partnership's backbone and the pulse of the Partnership’s business community.

How can we help?

Our team is equipped to provide a full range of expertise and business solutions:

  • Accessing new markets
  • Accessing talent
  • Addressing business location and relocation needs
  • Accessing financial information
  • Accessing local government assistance
  • Why don't you drop us a note or give us a call at 815-233-1356? Our team can help stimulate your business with a healthy dose of expertise.

Greater Freeport Partnership: Economic Development Action Team

This high-level group works with you to address needs and opportunities affecting growth or possible job losses at your company. Action Team members confidentially review and act on issues in areas such as:

  • Accessing new markets
  • Recruiting skilled workers
  • Addressing training needs
  • Addressing business location and relocation needs
  • Accessing financing information
  • Accessing local government assistance

How it Works

Greater Freeport Partnership tackles obstacles and clears the way for a vibrant and expanding economy in Stephenson County, to help support and grow business ventures. How?

1. First we gather intelligence.
The Action Team meets face-to-face with primary employers to hear first-hand about the challenges, needs, and opportunities that impact on competitiveness. Using a nationally recognized call protocol, the Action Team gathers intelligence that is both systemic and company specific.

2. Then we act.
The Partnership is the hub connecting CEOs and business owners to resources already in our community that are designed to support existing businesses. Through the Action Team, we tap into the acumen, resources and experience of business and government leaders to resolve business issues. It is about responding to businesses with real answers in real-time.

At this point in time, we focus on primary industries — companies that produce a product or develop a service in Stephenson County but sell it more than 50 miles from here and import the sales revenue — "wealth" — back to Stephenson County.

Where do you need help?

If you require assistance or advice in the following area(s), our Action Team is standing by to assist you.

  • Expanding a business
  • Exporting
  • Financial Assistance
  • Immigration
  • Municipal Assistance
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Product or Technology Development
  • Telecommunications, Electric and Gas service - expansion needs
  • Workforce Development - staffing; employee training and recruitment


  • Since 2012, the Partnership and its strategic partners have met with 102 companies which in aggregate employ one third of Stephenson County's workforce. The overall goal of this effort is to help the Stephenson County community:
    • identify and overcome barriers to growth
    • to provide tailored solutions to connect businesses with the resources and services they need to succeed
    • to lay the foundation to attract and develop new companies by establishing a business friendly environment

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Contact Us

27 W. Stephenson Street
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-1356
Fax: 815-235-4038
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