Partners in Economic Development
Economic development is a team sport. Multiple entities play roles in the ED process and credit for the success of our region is to be shared equally among each of these players. Each of these organizations is part of the Western Illinois team and we all cooperate in order to provide the best service we can to the Knox County Area business community.
Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University
The SBDC is the “go-to” organization for entrepreneurs and small businesses in need of business planning or startup assistance.
The Workforce Investment Office of Western Illinois – LWIA 14
WIA 14 is the conduit for all things related to workforce and worker training in our region.
Carl Sandburg College
Carl Sandburg College is the largest provider of customized training in our region.
The City of Galesburg
For those projects locating in Galesburg, the City of Galesburg is the place to contact regarding infrastructure, permits and municipal utilities.
Galesburg Chamber of Commerce
The Galesburg Chamber provides business advocacy and networking services for its membership.
Ameren Illinois is the electricity and natural gas distributor for the Knox County Area. Ameren also has a regionwide economic development team that can assist with projects.
Community Unit School District #205
Discover the educational opportunities available to the 4,500+ students enrolled in District #205. Our learning community is proud of our schools and their students’ achievements. Every day, in everything we do, we are “helping students achieve their dreams.“