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Economic Development

Lake Forest and Lake Bluff welcome new businesses and are committed to helping new and existing businesses prosper. Whether you are a business looking for a new home in in the area or are already a member of our community, a number of resources are available.

If you are considering doing business in our communities, contact us!
LF/LB Chamber of Commerce


Municipal resources:

City of Lake Forest - Businesses

Village of Lake Bluff - Businesses

Lake County Partners
Lake County Partners works to deliver a comprehensive, seamless menu of economic development products and services that address the needs of current Lake County companies and prospective businesses.

College of Lake County
The College of Lake County provides professional development coursework and houses two entities that support business.

Small Business Development & International Trade Center
The Center at CLC offers consulting and resources for individuals and businesses, as well as government and non-profit organizations who seek to improve their organizational effectiveness and professional skills. Also at CLC is the Workforce and Professional Development Institute.

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity ('DCEO') is responsible for improving Illinois' competitiveness in the global economy.  Guided by an innovative regional approach, DCEO administers a wide range of economic and workforce development programs.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration ('SBA') helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States.