Business Assistance

Building Partnerships
A leader in economic development locally, regionally, and statewide, the EDC creates progress by building effective partnerships. We pride ourselves on developing and maintaining the knowledge and critical relationships that allow us to build bridges and exploit opportunities that benefit the entire community. Our purpose is to turn challenges into opportunities and create an environment from which all who are here or come here can benefit.

Confidential Assistance
Since the EDC is a private organization, all assistance to existing or prospective businesses is handled in a professional, confidential manner. When your project involves sensitive information, you can count on the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation.

Government Linkages
We provide not only confidential assistance, but also act as a liaison and guide to funding sources, government, utilities, real estate, and services offered by other agencies.

Top government officials are directly linked to our organization, from the smallest community to the largest city in our service area. In addition, because the EDC administers the Jacksonville/Morgan County Enterprise Zone, we can help you obtain maximum benefit from state and local incentives which are available by locating in the Zone.