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The Illinois Development Council is a voluntary group of economic development professionals affiliated as a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of furthering the development of the economic base of Illinois.

What's Happening

Participate in a wide range of activities to help broaden your professional standing.

  • Marketing Events
  • Seminars/Webinars
  • Legislative Action
  • Leadership Opportunities

Visit the IDC Calendar for more events


Become An IDC Member

Access the benefits and services specifically designed for economic development professionals.

  • Mentoring Program
  • Educational and Networking
  • Job Opportunities
  • Cooperative Marketing Opportunities

Learn more


Join a Committee

Get the most out of your membership by joining a committee!

  • Expand your networking opportunities
  • Contribute to the growth of the IDC
  • Make our programs more robust and important to our members

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Tinley Park - One of the Best Small Cities in America

Tinley Park, IL - Only Illinois City in Top 10, Named 9th Best Small City in America

Research Sheds Light on the Best 'Small' Cities in America To Move To; No West Coast Cities in Top 10

Movoto, a real estate research blog released a study on the best 'small' cities in America (cities with a population under 60k). According to our data crunching, Tinley Park is the 9th best small city in America (only city in Illinois) to move to based on the following factors:

  • Jobs
  • Cost of living
  • Home value
  • Crime
  • Education
  • Median income


Rev3 Innovation Center - DuPage County, IL

LISLE, IL — Choose DuPage, an economic development agency dedicated to the attraction and retention of businesses to DuPage County, today announced plans for a new innovation center, Rev3. Named for the third revolution of digital technology, Rev3 provides a space for emerging companies and entrepreneurs to manufacture products, software and technology. The center will also act as a host for networking opportunities, including seminars and training sessions, in order to stimulate the local economy and allow business leaders to connect with other like-minded individuals.


Craig Coil Resigns as EDC President

DECATUR, ILL. – The Board of Directors of the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County (EDC) today announced the resignation of Craig Coil as the group’s President and CEO, effective October 31, 2013.


“IDC is a statewide professional economic development association that supports advocacy, education and collaboration to enhance Illinois' global competitiveness.”

The Illinois Development Council (IDC) is the voice of economic development in our state. Our focused objectives include:

  • Advance the professional development of its nearly 300 members.
  • Advocate public policy that enhances the economic competitiveness of Illinois.
  • Plan and execute cooperative marketing opportunities that position Illinois in the global marketplace.
  • Build a sustainable network among developers statewide through effective communications.