• Enhancing Elgin-Economic Development Week

    Enhancing Elgin

    The Elgin Development Group (EDG), a division of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce,  is celebrating Economic Development Week from May 9 through May 13 to raise awareness of the work being done between the City of Elgin and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce to raise awareness of the local economic development program.

    The partnership with the City of Elgin consists of core services and deliverables that include marketing Elgin’s economic development assets through its Enhancing Elgin campaign. This aspect focuses on promoting Elgin’s quality of life and positive attributes as a place to live, work and do business. Promotion is done through a number of ways including social media, trade journal publications, radio, newsletters, and events such as Open Elgin.

    Open Elgin is a free, self-guided tour of Elgin buildings that are historically significant and have unique architectural features. The EDG partners with several community organizations and business owners to present this unique event. Volunteers are stationed at each of the buildings to answer questions and provide guidance. Widely popular, this annual event brings people from all walks of life to Elgin from approximately 25 different zip codes. This event showcases Elgin’s quality of life, an important economic development goal.

    For more information on how we can help your business grow in Elgin, please contact the EDG at 847-741-5663.