Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department of
Our mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.
Springfield - 217-782-7500, Chicago - 312-814-7179

Sports Event Venue
A comprehensive list of the 1,200 sporting venues across the state for everything from PGA tournaments to Olympic trials
Educate & Train Your Employees
Employer-based training programs that aim to keep your business and employees competitive
Save Money with Illinois Energy Star Rebates
Get State Assistance for Energy Bills during the Winter
The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) helps low income residents and households conserve fuel and reduce energy costs by making their homes more energy efficient.
Meeting or Convention Request for Proposal
Reach out to our CVB professionals to help you plan your next event
Protect My Invention, Product, or Idea
Find information on trademarks, patents and other copyright laws to help protect your intellectual property
Find Hotel Packages & Deals
Travel deals for fun across the state
Find Marketing & Product Development Assistance
Local and regional business guides
Corporate Accountability
Illinois Corporate Accountability Progress Reports
Find Incubators & Research Parks
Plan an Illinois Getaway
Find activities in every corner of the state
Find Things to Do in Illinois
Find activities in every corner of the state
Find Group Tour Opportunities
Experience a new adventure on one of these exciting Illinois tours
Find Community Profiles
Data and information on your local community
Find State Business Tax Incentives Programs
Illinois offers a competitive range of incentives for locating and expanding your business
Submit a Potential Film Location
Productions are always looking for the perfect location to film. Submit your location and maybe see your property on tv.
Cast & Crew Postings
Companies and film productions looking to hire cast and crew members
Find Business Planning Assistance
Resources for your quest to start a new small business here in Illinois
Recruit & Hire Employees
The resources here will help you explore recruiting opportunities, post jobs, find local events (like job fairs in your area), and learn about special programs.
Layoff Assistance Guide
After a layoff you may need specific resources to help you recover. Use this resource to find short-term recovery programs, like Unemployment Insurance, and others that can help you get back on your feet.