Economic Development Office

The Economic Development Director is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the City's economic development activities 
  • Administering various incentive programs
  • Coordinating new business recruitment
  • Providing retention and expansion assistance to existing enterprises
  • Building strong relationships with the business community
  • Representing the City in local and regional economic development partnerships

For More Information:

Additional Economic Development Resources:

Downtown Facade Improvement Loan Program


Carbondale Main Street

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

Southern Illinois University’s Office of Economic and Regional Development

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Jackson Growth Alliance


Steven Mitchell, Economic Development Director
200 S. Illinois Avenue
P.O. Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3286

Office hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday



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