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Why Tri-County Economic Development Alliance is Important

Economic Development is an important part of our lives.  It helps businesses expand, creates jobs, retains our youth and strengthens our communities. TCEDA is an economic development alliance covering the tri-county region in Northwest Illinois: Jo Daviess, Carroll, and a portion of Whiteside County. Our public/private organization is designed to bring economic development into the communities and be supported by the communities. We work for you, to help grow the TCEDA Region.

Our team has experience in owning and operating businesses with a wide variety of backgrounds. We invite you to call us so that we can work together to build Northwest Illinois into a thriving and economically strong region. Together we can make this happen.

What is TCEDA

The Tri-County Economic Development Alliance, Inc. (TCEDA) is a private, not-for-profit 501c6 corporation formed to develop a regional public/private partnership to promote, encourage and support industrial and economic development in Jo Daviess, Carroll and Whiteside counties.


  • Focus on supporting and maintaining existing business enterprises

  • Encourage the expansion of existing business enterprises

  • Develop quality sites for industrial and commercial endeavors

  • Assist with acquiring appropriate grants and financing

  • Develop and maintain a rapid response to outside inquiries and requests

  • Maintain and improve critical economic development infrastructure