Economic Development Services


Region 1 Planning Council offers a variety of economic development and community revitalization services including strategic land acquisition and disposal, community development planning, economic development assistance, and fund development, and research and analytics.

For more information, please contact us at 815-319-4180 or


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Interesting in Buying Properties?

The Northern Illinois Land Bank Authority is seeking qualified individuals, investors and companies that are interested in rehabbing distressed properties in Winnebago, Boone and Stephenson Counties.  The Land Bank acquires properties with tax and other liens, clears the title, and sells the properties to be renovated by the purchaser.  Properties (commercial and residential) likely need extensive renovation before being occupied. 

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If there’s a vacant house in your neighborhood that you would like to see the Land bank help, send us the property address.