Champaign/Champaign County Enterprise Zone

The City of Champaign was awarded an Enterprise Zone by the State of Illinois which began on January 1, 2016.  This Enterprise Zone replaced the former Enterprise Zone and is once again a joint effort between the City of Champaign and Champaign County.  The goal of the Enterprise Zone is to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization in economically depressed areas of the state by providing state and local tax incentives.  Each Zone across the state is tasked with developing a set of programs to achieve this goal.

The Champaign Zone contains six programs targeting specific types of redevelopment.  These programs provide for property tax relief (from participating agencies) on post construction taxes as well as the issuance of a Building Material Sales Tax Exemption Certificate.  This certificate allows the holder to  purchase materials used for permanent building improvements to be purchased sales tax free in the State of Illinois.  These certificates are issued directly to the contractor or purchaser of materials by the Illinois Department of Revenue on behalf of the City and County.

Learn more about our Enterprise Zone Incentive Programs by visiting the City’s Business Portal.

Participating Agencies

  • City of Champaign
  • Champaign County
  • Champaign Park District
  • Champaign Urbana-Mass Transit District
  • City of Champaign Township
  • Parkland College (on commercial projects)

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