The Economic Development District of Northern Illinois (EDDNI) is a divsion of Region 1 Planning Council (R1PC), a regional organization that coordinates public sector operating entities into shared assets for planning, fund development, and research.
comprehensive economic development strategy (ceds) update
EDDNI and its partner county governments have approved the 2016-20 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for the Northern Illinois Region.
For more information about the plan and the planning process, click here.
About Economic Development Districts
Economic Development Districts (EDD) oversee and implement their region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (a five-year strategic economic development plan).
As an EDD, EDDNI’s primary role is to do economic development planning, including planning for job creation and growing community opportunity and wealth.
What we do
Engage area residents, organizations, and governments in regional economic development planning efforts
Develop, maintain, and implement regional plans pertaining to economic development
Serve as the point of contact for area agencies and organizations preparing to apply for economic development grants
Provide ongoing technical assistance to area governments and nonprofits
Align economic development goals and priorities and work on economic development initiatives
Economic development grant/loan research, writing, and administration
Offer a request for assistance program
who funds us
Our economic development district is financially supported by both Winnebago and Boone Counties, Rockford Area Economic Development Council, and Growth Dimensions for Belvidere and Boone County.