Economic Development

The mission of the Economic Development Department is to promote economic development and business recruitment and retention in the Village of Villa Park. Economic Development provides assistance to new and existing businesses that chose to invest in the community.

The department oversees the management of all Tax Increment Financing districts (TIFs) and actively recruits new diverse and sustainable businesses to the Village. Through various marketing initiatives, social media and membership of various organizations, the department holds street corridor meetings with business owners, coordinates broker/developer meetings and represents the Village at regional events

The Economic Development Department is responsible for:

  • Business Recruitment
  • Business Retention
  • Marketing the Village
  • Information Dispersion
  • Communication with Business Sector
  • Staff Liaison to the Economic Development Commission
  • Represents the Village various regional events
  • Member of ICSC, EDA, ITIA and CREW
  • TIF Administration and reporting
  • Various Studies