Economic Development (HCEDP)

Henry County Economic Development Director / Jim Kelly 309-937-3410



The Henry County Economic Development Department serves as the promoter for the retention, development, and business recruitment into Henry County, Illinois.  We provide assistance to new and existing businesses that chose to invest in the communities of Henry County and want to work to enhance community assets in order to grow and expand Henry County’s prosperity and quality of life.

We focus on business retention, expansion, attraction, and development.  Our four main goals:

  • Expanding economic growth opportunities
  • Expanding employment opportunities
  • Expanding educational opportunities
  • Expanding entrepreneurial opportunities