Download the Business Resource Flyer from the April 2023 Overview Event
Seminars and Training
Free and inexpensive seminars are routinely offered throughout the area. Check-out the following websites for schedules of courses/seminars.
- GLMV Chamber of Commerce
- US Small Business Administration - IL District Office webinars
- US Small Business Adminstration general business webinars
- College of Lake County
- University Center of Lake County
- Workforce & Professional Development Institute Classes at CLC
- Job Center of Lake County
- Export/Trade Assistance Seminars are regularly available through the U.S. Commercial Service Midwest Office
- School District 128 Community Education Courses, business subjects include Finance, Computers, etc.
Jobs Center of Lake County offers placement, resume, counseling, job fairs, and other services to job seekers. They also offer tailored training programs to businesses and assistance in filling employment vacancies (job fairs, postings, grant funded apprenticeships, etc). Find out more here.
The Manufacturer's Guide to Finding and Retaining Talent has useful advice to support the workforce of any industry.
IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Assistance Programs: The IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity has various funding and incentive programs available for businesses looking to expand, locate to the area, and increase trade. More information is available on the DCEO website and by contacting the area representative Agnes Masnik, 312-882-6840. One such program, Advantage IL, can provide below market loans for existing or start-up firms through local banks.
Lake County Partners (LCP):Lake County Partners is the County's economic development arm, they can assist you in reviewing financial resources and Industrial Revenue Bonds, call (847) 247-0137 for more information.
Energy Savings Programs: Both ComEd and Nicor offer various grants, rebates and incentives to benefit businesses in both short and long term financial savings, as well as energy efficiency.
Financial Education: Financial education tools are available from a number of federal agencies, a compilation of various tools can be found at MyMoney.
Business District Incentive to Auto Dealers: In 2008, the Village of Libertyville created three business districts affecting the community's Mile of Cars. The Plan for these districts creates an incentive for new or existing auto dealers looking to open, expand or improve an auto sales franchise within one of these districts. Contact Heather Rowe, Economic Development Coordinator, for more information, 847-918-2028.
Links to various helpful service providers can be found under Quick Links. Several of these are described below.
The IL Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at CLC offers free counseling to existing or potential entrepreneurs. They also have referral services for loans, financing assistance and other resources.
The US Small Business Administration - Illinois District office provides SBA loan and other assistance to small businesses, including educational workshops. They offer a resource guide with additional information on their services.
The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC), a non-for-profit agency working with IL universities, helps manufacturers and companies to be more productive and globally competitive. Their advisors and trainers offer assessments, assist in identifying performance gaps, implementing new technologies, solving production problems and more. Contact IMEC at www.imec.org or 888-806-4632.
The Main Street Libertyville organization, a non-for-profit with the goal of economic development through historic preservation. Providing support and promotions to downtown businesses.
Visit Lake County, the local convention and visitors bureau provides promotional opportunities to area hotels, retailers, restaurants and attractions, and ongoing efforts to bring tourists to the area.
Rental of Community Facilities: The Village’s Parks Department rents parks and facilities. There are also rooms in the Civic Center and spaces at the Adler Arts Center.
Downtown Parking: review customer and employee public parking options on this map.
Major Developments: review recent applications and approved projects under construction on this story map.
The GLMV Chamber of Commerce offers networking, educational and marketing opportunities.
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Libertyville Social Media Pages: refer to Facebook (@LibertyvilleVOL), Twitter (@LibertyvilleVOL), Instagram (@Libertyville_il), and NextDoor as an additional Village information source.
Please feel free to contact the Village's Economic Development Coordinator at (847) 918-2000 or by e-mail for assistance or referral to additional resources.