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Resources for Businesses
Business Start-Up Guide
The Economic Development Department has compiled a list of useful resources to help guide you through the process of starting a business in Geneva. This guide is intended to supplement our Business Resource Guide and help you understand how to use the valuable information within it.
Business Start-Up Guide

Business Resource Guide
Our Business Resource Guide walks you through the process and identifies which City Departments you will work with; the Guide also provides information about county, educational, and state services for new businesses. The guide also contains a Restaurant Start-Up Checklist specifically for restaurants.
Business Resource Guide

Community Profile
Find information about population, income, transportation, utilities, wages, largest employers, and more
Community Profile

Demographics & Socioeconomic Data
Obtain information on local demographics and socioeconomic data.
Demographics & Socioeconomic Data

Employers Database
The City of Geneva Economic Development Department maintains a contact information database for all businesses located within the City. This information is used for communication purposes between City Departments and you, the business owner/manager.
Employers Database

State & Federal Business Assistance
Learn about various State and Federal services available to businesses.
State & Federal Business Assistance

Why Illinois?
Why Is Illinois a Good Business Location? This letter from Illinois Chamber of Commerce Director Doug Whitley details Illinois’ many advantages, including trained labor force, available land and utilities, transportation, and markets.
Why Illinois?

Workforce Development & Resources
Find resources available for workforce development from state, federal, and non-profit organizations.
Workforce Development & Resources

Ellen Divita
Ellen Divita

Economic Development Director
Email

Paul Evans
Business Development Specialist
Email

Jamie Heflin
Administrative Assistant
Email

Jason Michnick
Economic Development Intern
Email

22 S. First St.
Geneva, IL 60134

Ph: 630-232-7449
Fx: 630-232-1494