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

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Jane Addams, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Chicago's Hull House, was born in Cedarville in 1860. You can tour Cedarville's Jane Addams Museum. Freeport native Robert Johnson founded Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 1980, became the first black billionaire and proceeded to co-own a pro basketball team with Michael Jordan and rapper Nelly.

Become an investor today. Email or call 815-233-1356.

Become an Investor

Why join the resource-full industry leaders and businesses that support NIDA and help chart our course?

1. Economic development is everyone's responsibility

2. Economic development is a competitive process

3. Effective economic development requires collaboration

4. NIDA provides the means to effective economic development

5. NIDA is cost efficient and effective

We invite you to become a member of the investor team, which is comprised of these community leaders.

NIDA Committees

Business Retention and Expansion

Understanding that 100% of job loss comes from existing businesses, the mission of the business retention and recruitment committee is to maintain a strong relationship with existing businesses and to collect data in a consistent manner in order to identify trends and needs.

Targeted Marketing and Recruitment

The mission of the targeted marketing and recruitment committee is to identify the most attractive and sustainable employers for our community and to develop and monitor the tactics necessary to bring them to our community.


The mission of the Infrastructure Committee is to identify the top three infrastructure issues and pursue strategies/support for their improvement.

Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Committee’s main function is to identify employer workforce needs and implement and improve programs to address those current and future skill sets.

Governance Committee

The Committee exists to review and recommend changes to By-Laws as necessary; to serve as the Board Nominating Committee and to develop and recommend strategies to recruit, develop and maintain NIDA membership.


Contact Us

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