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DBIA Illinois State Collaborators - Illinois Department of Agriculture

Economic Development Financing and Resources

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Advantage Illinois Participation Loan Program - Department of Commerce’s Business Information Center

  • Maximum participation is the lesser of 25% of the project, 50% of the loan, $1.5 million
  • Maximum term 10 years, rate fixed at 2% below lender rate

Illinois Enterprise Zone Program (EZ)

High Impact Business Program (HIB)

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Program (EDGE)

IL State Small Business Administration (SBA) Office

SBA 504 Certified Development Corporations (CDCs)

USDA Rural Development – Illinois State Office

  • Location: 2118 West Park Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL, 61821
  • Phone: 217-403-6200
  • Website:

Workforce Agency

Exporting Dairy Product Resources

Food Export Midwest

Illinois Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Marketing, Promotion and Grants

Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory Resources

Illinois Dept of Public Health

Marketing, Farmer Relations

Midwest Dairy

Product Development Resources

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) and Food Science Human Nutrition Pilot Processing Plant
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign