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USDA Rural Development in Illinois
USDA Rural Development in Illinois

USDA Rural Development in Illinois

United States Department of Agriculture has many programs related to rural development. The Illinois office offers programs related to housing, community facilities, business, water and waste disposal, and energy.
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Small Business Development Center of McLean County
Small Business Development Center of McLean County

Small Business Development Center of McLean County

The Small Business Development Center of McLean County is located at Illinois Wesleyan University. SBDC services are FREE and include business counseling, business planning, training, business research, guidance on financing, market research, and business technology. The SBDC also offers a comprehensive array of specialized services for businesses looking to accelerate market growth, including: Growth Acceleration, International Trade, and Government Contracting.
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Housing & Urban Development
Housing & Urban Development

Housing & Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has several programs and grants targeting assisting rural communities with housing and economic development.
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	 Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs - Western Illinois University
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs - Western Illinois University

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs - Western Illinois University

IIRA is a great resource for rural communities. IIRA offers technical assistance to rural communities on data analysis, marketing, capacity building, cooperative development, small business development, procurement, transportation, and planning.
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	 University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension

University of Illinois Extension

UI Extension provides education, programming and assistance to help people, businesses, and communities in rural areas solve problems and build a better future. UI Extension offers educational programs and assistance in five areas: Energy and environmental stewardship; Food safety and security; Economic development and workforce preparedness; Family health, financial security, and wellness; Youth development
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Center for Governmental Studies - Northern Illinois University
Center for Governmental Studies - Northern Illinois University

Center for Governmental Studies - Northern Illinois University

The Center for Governmental Studies at NIU provides expertise that helps policy makers implement efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to economic, social, and information issues. CGS's services include but are not limited to rural development, economic development strategies, and various forms of analysis.
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Center for Rural Health & Social Service Development - SIU School of Medicine
Center for Rural Health & Social Service Development - SIU School of Medicine

Center for Rural Health & Social Service Development - SIU School of Medicine

SIU School of Medicine’s Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development aims to strengthen rural health infrastructure and to promote opportunities for enhancing health in rural communities.
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IDOR SIC Code Reporting
IDOR SIC Code Reporting

IDOR SIC Code Reporting

See standard industrial classification reporting from the Illinois Department of Revenue here. The reports show the amount of each tax type each incorporated municipality and unincorporated areas of each county received.
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Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service

Internal Revenue Service

IRS Small Business Resources offer a range of resources for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers, and small businesses. There are also resources on starting and operating a business, employment taxes, business-related forms and publications, and online learning options.
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