Planning & Zonning Commission Economic Development

In terms of economic development, the City of McHenry,, Heart of the Fox River, has been fortunate. Major industrial users including Medela, Follett Library Resources, Fabrik Industries and Plaspros have located in the City's business parks. Centegra's Northern Illinois Medical Center (NIMC) campus calls McHenry home and provides emergency, in and out-patient health care services to the City and surrounding areas. Steady residential growth has resulted in significant commercial development. The north Richmond Road corridor has become a destination for shoppers in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin areas with numerous "big box" retailers and smaller chains. The City has also been very diligent and active in preserving, promoting and revitalizing its three downtown districts: Main Street, Green Street and Riverside Drive.

    For any assistance with economic development-related inquiries please contact
  • Douglas Martin
  • Director of Economic Development
  • City of McHenry
  • 333 South Green Street
  • McHenry, Illinois 60050
  • 815.790.4752 (cell)
  • 815.363.2110 (office)
  • 815.363.2173 (fax)

Manufacturing Information Economic Clusters, Programs and Resources
City of McHenry Manufacturers
City of McHenry Manufacturing Data
McHenry Tapestry Segmentation Area Profile

Resources for Business Financing, Expansion and Workforce Development:
Illinois EDGE Economic Development for Growing Economy
High Impact Business Program
Employer Training Investment Program
Job Training and Economic Development Grant Program

Workforce Investment Act
Industrial Revenue Bonds
Illinois DCEO Participation Loan Program
Illinois Finance Authority Participation Loan Program
Employ Illinois State Treasurer's Economic Program
Small Business Administration Financing Programs
Export Import Bank of the United States