Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is the lead state agency 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, services and initiatives designed to create and retain high quality jobs and build strong communities. DCEO leads the Illinois economic development process in partnership with businesses, local governments, workers and families. www.illinoisbiz.biz/dceo/
DuPage County Workforce Development Division (workNet DuPage)
workNet DuPage offers a variety of services to those seeking to enhance their skills in the workplace and to employers looking for a qualified pool of labor. Through workNet DuPage, employers can work with staff to identify potential employees and post job openings on a state wide database. In addition to linking employees and employers, workNet DuPage administers a workforce training grant program. This program is available to businesses who wish to upgrade the skills of their incumbent workforce.www.worknetdupage.org
llinois Small Business Development Center at college of dupage
The Small Business Development Center assists entrepreneurs and small business managers in the areas of business management, marketing, finance and operations.
Illinois International Trade Center
At the Illinois International Trade Center, free market research and consulting assistance is offered to Illinois companies that are interested in exporting their products or services.
illinois procurement technical assistance center
If you are interested in doing business with the government, or want to improve your current level of government contracting, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center can help.
Collar County Angels
Collar County Angels was originally conceived by the SBDC for the Center of Entrepreneurship almost 10 years ago. The idea was to create a centralized business location with all the tactical resources are readily available including a financial arm for potentially rapid growth organizations. In 2011, the chance to launch the Collar County Angels became a reality when the Center of Entrepreneurship created the TIES Program (Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Services) that focuses on the four principal rapid growth industries (Manufacturing, Health Sciences, Alternative Energies and Communications). We are committed to cultivating equitable partnerships with Illinois innovators and become the next economic force for the region. Our commercialization process is in itself innovative which ensures more efficient deal flow and greater chance for financial success.
Turnaround Management Association
The Turnaround Management Association is the only international non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. TMA members are a professional community of turnaround and corporate turnarounds renewal professionals who share a common interest in strengthening the economy through the restoration of corporate value.