Economic Development

Economic Development information and programs are the responsibility of the TIF Department in East St. Louis. With the City evolving and with the advantages of a TIF district, East St. Louis will be able to encourage business growth and offer opportunities for retailers, services, and offices to locate in our community. Additionally, the City of East St. Louis is an Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (ILDCEO) designated Enterprise Zone, as well as one of only four ILDCEO designated River Edge Redevelopment Zones (RERZ) in the State of Illinois.


If you are looking for an area for your business to relocate, we would like to encourage you to look at East St. Louis. We can offer development incentives through TIF, Tax Abatement, Enterprise Zone and River Edge Zone programs. We are a unique and centrally located City within the Metro East.

Additional Information

Please contact the Community Development Department at 618-482-6659

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    Shaneal Clayborne

    Director of Economic/Community Development