Illinois Small Business Development Center & International Trade Center

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides one-on-one counseling, technical assistance, training seminars, information provision, networking opportunities, business development and real estate expertise for business owners, startups and entrepreneurs.

The International Trade Center (ITC) provides support in evaluating a company’s readiness to export, shipping and logistics, compliance regulations, international business planning, international trade techniques, export processes, and international market opportunities.

Both the SBDC and ITC are no cost services provided by a partnership between the Economic Development Corporation of Decatur – Macon County and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.

Be sure to download the Starting Your Business In Illinois Handbook – a comprehensive resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

For more information about these services, please contact us directly.






Active Programs and Awards

Looking for a list of active grant programs and funding opportunities in Illinois? Take a look at the links below:

Agency List with Active Grant Programs
Currently-Funded Grant Programs
Current Funding Opportunities