Economic development

Mattoon Illinois has a thriving economic climate.  With a population of over 18,555 people.

Are you looking to start or relocate your business? We are currently working on a Business Incubator for the city of Mattoon and the surrounding area. We are currently on Phase 1 of our project and are excited to work with partners in the community who are leading the way in business innovation and entrepreneurship.

Find out more about how the Cross-County Innovation Center when complete can help your small business start, grow or expand with the resources and information you need for a successful business endeavor.

The Robust Economy Committee has Won Google grant worth $325,000 which will help us complete Phase 1 and 2 of our center!  Take a look at the video that Class E students made to see what we envision.

Mattoon Illinois has a number of TIF districts in the community to help businesses grow and prosper.  You will find information on a number of TIF districts in here. Not sure what a TIF is? Learn more about how they can help your business today.

Take a look at this map of all potential business locations that are in incentive zones in Mattoon. Also, there are available sites that are not in the TIF as well. Make sure to look at the LOIS website for more information and available Parcel Detail.

Click the picture below to directly link to the LOIS website to utilize the different functions available.


Tip:  Heat Map function, allows the user to view:  population/ Sq Mi, Diversity Index, Migration, Total Households, Civilian employed, Median Home Value, and Median Household Income.   In the Layers function, one can see how many businesses are in the area by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code. When deciding to locate a business one needs to do their research.

Interested in what Mattoon is all about? View this short video and see for yourself.

Want more information on Mattoon? The City of Mattoon undertook the development of a Comprehensive Plan that has set a course for its future. This Plan establishes long-range recommendations and growth for the next 15-20 years.

The Document includes answers to three critical questions. Where are we now? Where do we want to go? and How will we get there? This Comprehensive Plan was completed in 2013. Mattoon In Motion is working to address some of these issues.  Here is more information on the Comprehensive Plan.

A number of Non-Retail business are in the area and employ a number of people which help contribute to the success of the smaller retail business in the area.

Want to Start, Grow or Relocate? Consider Mattoon Illinois as your new home.

If you are a larger business contact Coles Together and they can help you with all your questions.

Large or Small, come see what Mattoon has to offer. Check out our Tourism Page to see a list of accommodations and recreational activities!

The City of Mattoon in Currently working on a Bicycle Plan for the city.  Find it here.  This plan explains the types of on-road and off-road bicycle facilities needed for a
bikeway network in Mattoon.

We know that starting a Business takes time. We hope that this information helps guide you in your decision to start and or expand your business here in Mattoon Illinois.