Calumet City

Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Department is responsible for administering a variety of economic development programs, such as Community Development Block Grants, the City’s State-certified Enterprise Zone, tax increment financing, T.I.F. District redevelopment, and neighborhood commercial district revitalization.

The Department works closely with Federal, State and local government divisions to develop and implement effective programs for local businesses and distressed neighborhoods.

The City of Calumet City has taken a very assertive approach in redefining the business community by establishing and implementing various economic tools including Tax Increment Financing, Enterprise Zone, Cook County Tax Incentives and much more due to Home Rule Status. Because of this effort, business, residential, park and school districts have all experienced an unprecedented growth and improvement period.

Our business community serves not only those who reside in Calumet City, but also hundreds of thousands who reside in the 15 mile radius that make Calumet City shopping districts their destination. In addition Calumet City has a rich cultural history of which we are proud. The successful implementation of community, beautification and city marketing programs are a testament that the administration¹s vision is becoming a reality!


The City of Calumet City is located just south of the City of Chicago and borders Northwest Indiana. We have excellent highway access to I-94/ I-80 and minutes from Interstates 294, I-57 and I-55. These give ready access to Chicago and Chicago’s northwest and western suburbs, along with central Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. Additionally, rail and waterway accessibility is predominant in our industrial business districts.

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Economic Development Department
City Hall
204 Pulaski Road
P.O. Box 1519
Calumet City, IL 60409

Val Williams

(708) 891-8139
(708) 891-0472 fax