The Hancock County Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit economic development organization serving the communities, member investors, and businesses of Hancock County, Illinois.
We exist to enhance the economic vitality of Hancock County, which is located on the Mississippi River and is distinguished by strong local leadership and community-led efforts and partnerships.
We invite all those who value rural, Midwest life to find out more about how they can grow and thrive in our caring, vibrant communities.
In May 2017, the Hancock County Economic Development board of directors adopted a 3-year strategic plan to help define the organization’s vision, set our goals, and define ways to meet those goals. Focus Areas:
- Business Retention, Expansion and Attraction
- Workforce Development
- Marketing and Recruitment
Hancock County, Illinois, will be a place of prosperity where individuals, families, and businesses can develop and thrive as a result of a shared vision, strong local leadership, and community-led efforts and partnerships.
Enhance the economic vitality of Hancock County, Illinois.
In March of 2011, 91 citizens of Hancock County attended an Economic Summit to discuss economic development challenges and opportunities in the County. As a result of the Summit, stakeholders formed three task forces: Shopping Locally, Entrepreneurship/Vo-Tech, and Jobs. Participants became involved in one or more of the task forces, meeting regularly over the next two years.
In June of 2013, the Hancock County Economic Development Corporation was officially organized as the lead economic development organization in Hancock County, Illinois. Jerald Bartell was elected as the organization’s first president, which was funded by both the public and private sectors.
Hancock County Economic Development’s primary focus is the retention and expansion of our current business and workforce base. We also serve as the primary point of contact for companies from outside the region who desire to locate in Hancock County.