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Meet Our Partners

The organization desrciptions below are provided by each individual group. To learn more about a particular organization, click their respective logo to be directed to their website in a seperate tab. 


The Illinois Small Business Development Center of McLean County at Illinois Wesleyan University provides NO-COST, confidential guidance, tools, and resources to entrepreneurs and small businesses across McLean County.

The Bloomington Normal Economic Development Center helps businesses in McLean County grow and attracts new businesses to our community. They are a leadership organization, investing the community’s assets to grow and improve prosperity and quality of life by assisting with local business expansion, recruiting new businesses to the area, and encouraging the next wave of entrepreneurs to establish their business.


Central Illinois SCORE is proud to serve the business community of Central Illinois.  The counselors of Central Illinois SCORE are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help potential and existing small business owners achieve success.  


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns. They have delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

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The McLean County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves over 1,000 businesses and organizations in McLean County and the surrounding area. Our full-time staff is passionate and dedicated to serving the business community and helping our membership thrive.

The McLean County Regional Planning Commission brings expert planning, deep local knowledge and vibrant public participation to McLean County as they help shape the future to promote opportunity, livability and sustainability within the region.

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BN Advantage is a strategy to advance the region's vitality and foster growth by building on McLean County's reputation as an employment and lifestyle destination.

The Town of Normal is located in McLean County and is home to three institutes of higher education including Illinois State Univeristy. Normal is a growing community of all ages that offers a variety of activities for all its residents.

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The City of Bloomington is part of Central Illinois' McLean County. Home of Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy, Bloomington has a vibrant community of college students as well as residents dedicated to preserving the beauty and history of the city. 

Home to 30 towns and cities, McLean County is the largest county in Illinois by land area. It is a place with a growing economy for many industries such as agriculture, commercial business and transportation. 

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