NW Illinois Economic Development- Fast Track for growing your business / Build it – Grow it!


Want to start a business or grow your business to the next level? In Northwest Illinois, we offer customized services to grow like a pro!

NEW for 2018 is Build it Grow it Galena program will be more intensive and business-centered using the FastTrac for Growth business program from the Kauffman Foundation (sample attached). The sessions will be held at the lower level of the DeSoto House on the 4th Thursday of the month from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. with 1-2 hours of homework between each month session.

Our Build it • Grow it program in Savanna IL will be held on the second Thursday of the month from 8:30 – 10::00 a.m and combines special educational sessions and private, confidential consultations with expert Small Business Development Directors, who combined facilitated nearly $8.7 M in financing for Northwest Illinois businesses in 2014.Education and Consulting sessions are held in 2 locations:

1. Galena IL, DeSoto House Hotel, lower level
2. Savanna IL, Riverport Railroad, 2226 Main Ave., at the Savanna Depot Park off Rt. 84

For more information email  lmccarthy@nwiled.org or call 815-858-4491.

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