Boone County Illinois: A Global Business Hub

Make Your Mark on a Thriving Community

Boone County, Illinois is experiencing historic commercial and industrial growth. World-renowned companies see the value in developing or expanding within the county.  Now is the perfect time for businesses to come to Boone County and make their mark on a thriving community. 

Learn about some of the opportunities taking shape in Boone County.

Stellantis Commits to Nearly $5 Billion Investment in Boone County

In October 2023, Stellantis committed to retooling the Belvidere Assembly Plant for the production of a new vehicle. In addition, they will be adding a battery plant and parts distribution center. The commitment drew national attention and brought President Biden to Belvidere, Illinois on November 9, 2023, where a celebratory rally was held. Learn More

Walmart Selects Boone County for New High-Tech Perishable Distribution Center

Walmart broke ground in October 2023 on a 1.2 million square-foot high-tech perishable distribution center (PDC) in Belvidere, Illinois. The new facility is set to open in 2027 and will create new tech-powered jobs. Associates who fill the positions will utilize state-of-the-art technology to handle fresh produce, eggs, dairy, flowers and frozen goods for delivery to nearby Walmart stores.  Learn More

General Mills New Warehouse and Distribution Center

General Mills broke ground on their new warehouse and distribution center in August 2022. Not only did this facility bring industrial diversity to the community, it also set into motion the revamp of Irene Road which provides direct access to I-90. General Mills' commitment to Belvidere and Boone County paved the way for further industrial and commercial success. Learn More

Conserv FS Expands Agribusiness Footprint

Conserv FS, Inc. - Caledonia Service Center, an agribusiness company located at Routes 173 and 76, completed its first phase of their expansion, enabling them to better serve their existing clients and help expand their footprint to new clients. 

Where Business Makes Sense

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, the Rock Valley College Advanced Technology Center is located within the County and offers skilled trades training to the current and future workforce.

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.  

Choose Your Next Location

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, by clicking on the link below. 


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Incentives, Opportunities, and Advantages

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.