Business Assistance

COVID-19 Small Business Assistance

Back 2 Business Grant Program (Aug-Oct 2021) 

As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy, the $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B2B grant program builds on the success of last year’s Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program – an equity focused business relief program, which directed $290 million to 9,000 businesses in 98 communities across Illinois. B2B is a key component of the Governor’s $1.5 billion economic recovery plan, aimed toward a swift and equitable deployment of American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds that have been designated for Illinois to assist in recovery from the COVID pandemic.

Expansion Assistance

sparksIf you are looking for help with expanding your company’s presence here in the Knox County Area, then you have come to the right place. The Partnership will work with you through all phases of your project. Our assistance can include:

  • Incentives identification and negotiation – local and state levels
  • Site location assistance
  • Help with regulatory issues
  • Structuring financing
  • Identifying local/regional partners

Please contact Ken Springer at 309-343-1194 to discuss how we can help.