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Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.

Warren Bennis


The Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit, public corporation providing a full range of services to help meet growing business’ needs in the city.  We provide a storehouse of information designed to help your business develop and expand.  MAEDCO provides a variety of services including attraction, expansion, and retention to the business community of Macomb. In addition, MAEDCO provides direct professional and technical assistance to large and small businesses in McDonough County.

For its residents, the city of Macomb and its numerous municipalities offer ample opportunities to live, work, and play. Macomb offers endless entertainment and recreational opportunities within the city. The community provides an excellent education system with both Western Illinois University and Spoon River College as part of the community.  Macomb offers a competitive business environment and growing workforce – with a new manufacturing expansion underway today.

Whether its new business development or expanding business and industry it’s made easy when working with the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation. This website is designed to be a useful tool for everyone with up-to-date economic development news and information.

1406 East Carroll Street, Macomb, Illinois  61455
P: 309-837-4684 | F: 309-837-4684


Working with West-Central Illinois businesses since 1989 and now in the Quad Cities with an International Trade Center, the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Western Illinois University—Macomb and the IL SBDC/ITC at WIU-Quad Cities provides FREE, confidential one-on-one advising, training and research to assist small businesses to start, grow and sustain.


The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the International Trade Center (ITC) work with small businesses to a create a more vibrant small business community in the region. We work with all small businesses in the areas of business feasibility, business plans, acquiring funding, and international growth opportunities.


With two offices, one in Macomb and one in the Quad Cities, we cover a 22-county region with a population of over 600,000 Illinois residents. Our free services enable entrepreneurs top receive one-on-one advising for new ventures, growing businesses and those looking to expand through international trade.

Seal Hall 304, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455
P: 309.298.3040 I F: 309.298.3041

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