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.

Resource Links

Greater Freeport Partnership Community Links

City of Freeport
Stephenson County
Village of Lena
Village of Orangeville
Village of Pearl City
Village of Winslow

Local Economic Development Partners

Lena Business & Professional Association
Lena Economic Development Corporation
Stephenson County Farm Bureau

Regional Economic Development Partners

Blackhawk Hills Regional Council
Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Grant County Economic Development Corporation
Greater Rochelle Economic Development Corporation
Green County Economic Development Department
Growth Dimensions
Jo-Carroll Local Development Authority
Lafayette Development Corporation
NWIL Economic Development
Quad Cities First
Quad Cities Regional Economic Development Authority
Rock County Alliance
Rockford Area Economic Development Council
The Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation
Whiteside County Enterprise Zone & Economic Development
Winnebago County Regional Planning and Economic Development

Federal/State Partners

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Council for Community and Economic Research
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Illinois Department of Revenue
Illinois Department of Transportation
Illinois Finance Authority
Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
Illinois Office of Trade and Investment
U.S. Economic Development Administration
United States Census Bureau
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Labor

Small Business, Entrepreneurial, and Export Assistance

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
Federal Business Opportunities
Illinois PTAC at Rock Valley College
Illinois Small Business Development Center (IL SBDC)
Northern Illinois SCORE
Rockford Local Development Corporation
Rockford U.S. Export Assistance Center
Sauk Valley Community College Business Training Center
State of Illinois Business Portal
U.S. Small Business Administration


Furst Staffing
Hughes Resources
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Illinois JobLink
Northern Illinois Workforce Alliance
QPS Employment Group
Spherion Staffing Services


Aquin Catholic Schools
Columbia College
Dakota School District #201
Durand School District #322
Eastland School District #308
Freeport School District #145
Highland Community College
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Illinois Interactive Report Card
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois State Report Card
Immanuel Lutheran School
Lena-Winslow School District #202
NIU Center for Governmental Studies
NIU Rockford
Orangeville School District #203
Pearl City School District #200
Pecatonica School District #321
Tri-County Christian School
Warren School District #205


Freeport Water and Sewer Commission
Illinois Commerce Commission


Aero Inc.
Comcast Business


Albertus Airport
Amtrak Blackhawk
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Chicago Rockford International Airport
Chicago Rockford International Airport - Foreign Trade Zone #176
City of Rochelle Railroad
CN Rail
Dane County Regional Airport
General Mitchell International Airport
I-39 Logistics Corridor Association
I-88 West
Illinois Department of Transportation
Jo-Carroll Foreign Trade Zone # 271
Midwest High Speed Rail
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
Pretzel City Transit
Tri-State Alliance

Regional Attractions

Freeport Art Museum
Freeport Cruise Night
Freeport Park District
Freeport Stephenson County Convention Visitors Bureau
Jane Addams Recreation Trail
Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park
Lena Community Park District
Little Cubs Field
Pecatonica River Trail Foundation
Stephenson County Historical Society
Winneshiek Players
Winslow Township Park District


Big Radio
Journal Standard
Village Voices


Contact Us

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