Boone County Illinois: A Global Business Hub


In the heart of the United States' midwest, you'll find Boone County, Illinois.  A business-friendly environment with global opportunities, Boone County is minutes away from four international airports, offers direct access to U.S. road systems and provides reliable rail access. Its close proximity to major metropolitan areas, such as Rockford and Chicago, connects employers and employees to an unlimited amount of resources and amenities.

Boone County attracts a workforce of more than 780,000 within a 45 minute drive. In addition, Rock Valley College is set to open an Advanced Technology Center within the county in 2021, providing much soughtafter workers for in demand jobs and careers.

The unassuming nature of local residents and workers is a welcome change from the environments experienced in most large cities. With a low crime rate, regionally low taxes and two excellent public school systems, Boone County easily coexists with industry, agriculture and small businesses. 


Belvidere and Boone County, Illinois have long been home to companies based within and outside of the U.S. Numerous global companies call Belvidere and Boone County home.

A Leader for a New Era of Mobility

Stellantis is a leading global mobility player guided by a clear mission: to provide freedom of movement for all through distinctive, appealing, affordable and sustainable mobility solutions. Our Company’s strength lies in the breadth of our iconic brand portfolio, the diversity and passion of our 300,000 people, and our deep roots in the communities in which we operate.


About Yanfeng

Yanfeng is a leading global automotive supplier, focusing on interior, exterior, seating, cockpit electronics, and passive safety, and is exploring new business actively. Yanfeng has more than 240 locations and approximately 55,000 employees worldwide. The technical team of 4,200 experts is in 8 R&D centers and other regional offices, with complete capabilities including engineering and software development, styling, and test validation. Focusing on Smart Cabin and lightweight technology, Yanfeng supports automakers to explore future mobility and provide leading cabin solutions.


Their History

Grupo Antolin started its business journey as a mechanics garage (specialized in vehicle and agriculture machinery repairs) in Burgos, Spain, and run by Avelino Antolin López and his sons Avelino and José.

Today, Grupo Antolin is a leading multinational company in the development, design and manufacture of interior components for the automobile industry (Overhead, Doors, Lighting and Cockpits & Consoles). A strong and competitive company established in 26 countries in which more than 30,000 people develop their talent. Creativity, leadership and client satisfaction continue to be our core values today and are the best recipe for success in the future.


Who They Are

syncreon optimizes our customers’ supply chains by providing tailored, progressive and scalable solutions which reduce costs and improve performance. We partner with customers to provide specialized logistics, operational excellence, value added services and opportunities for employees and shareholders.


A Worldwide Reference

Through its three iconic brands -Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou- Manitou Group develops, manufactures, and provides equipment and services of handling, access platforms and earthmoving for the construction, agriculture, and industrial markets.


Company Overview

We have been providing Warehousing and Distribution, Asset based Transportation and Quality Services to the automotive, renewable energy and manufacturing industries. We are headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan and currently employ 3,000+ associates in North America – across 34+ brick & mortar locations, managing over 8M square feet of warehouse space. We have locations in 7 out of 10 major port cities and are growing our footprint of Foreign Trade Zones.



Whether you're business is looking to build from the ground up or ready to occupy a pre-existing building, Growth Dimensions Economic Development has you covered. You can also view current available sites, below. 


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Tax Rates & Enterprise Zone

Our lower tax rates and costs of operating a business in Boone County provide a unique opportunity to current and potential businesses. Growth Dimensions Economic Development also acts as liaison between businesses and local officials to provide a seamless process when relocating, expanding or starting a business.
Additionally, Boone County operates an Enterprise Zone for qualified businesses located, or locating, in Belvidere, Poplar Grove and/or Capron, Illinois. The program incentives include 50% off building permit fees, Sales Tax Exemption on Building Materials and Property Tax Abatements on EAV increases, starting at 80% abatements in the first year. Further State of Illinois Enterprise Zone benefits may include incentives on Equipment & Utilities and EDGE Tax Credit benefits, which are non-refundable income tax credits equal to 75% (due to site status of "underserved," the benefit is 75%) of the income tax withholdings of new jobs created in the state. (FTZ #176)


Location Advantages

Boone County offers endless advantages for employers and employees, such as low commuting times, proximity to airports and our road system.



Boone County offers sites that are shovel ready and those that are ready for you to customize. Our local utility partners and muncipalities are here to meet your business' individual needs.