Economic Development Office

The Economic Development Office coordinates the City’s economic development activities, which include administration of various incentive programs which include:

 The Economic Development Office coordinates new business recruitment and provides retention and expansion assistance to existing enterprises. The Economic Development Director serves as a business ombudsman, working to maintain the strong relationship between the City and the business community.

The City of Carbondale has publicly-owned property available  for development. The Economic Development Office is responsible for promoting and managing these properties.

The Economic Development Coordinator represents the City of Carbondale in local and regional economic development partnerships. By working with organizations like the following, City is able to leverage its efforts to strengthen Carbondale’s economy.

 Additional Links:

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

Southern Illinois University’s Office of Economic and Regional Development

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Jackson Growth Alliance


For More Information, Contact:
Steven Mitchell, Economic Development Director
Phone: 618-457-3286

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