Resources & Services

Economic Development Resources

Pittsfield Main Street 217-285-1817    
Pike County Chamber of Commerce 217-285-2971 www.pikeil.org  
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity – IENetwork Entrepreneurship Information Center 800-252-2923 www.ienconnect.com  
Quincy Business & Technology Center 217-228-5500 www.qbc.org Provides assistance to people wanting to start a business.
Western Illinois Business & Technology Center 309-836-2640 www.wiusbdc.org Provides assistance to people wanting to start a business.
Pike County Revolving Loan Program 217-285-6812    
Pike County Community Development program – Contact one of the following banks for information.      
– Central State Bank Pleasant Hill 217-734-2356    
– Farmers National Bank – Griggsville 217-833-2329    
– Farmers State Bank Pittsfield 217-285-5000    
– First national Bank of Barry 217-335-2393    
– Farmers Bank of Liberty 217-335-2321    
– Illinois Electric 800-468-4732    
Illinois Finance Authority 217-557-8265 www.il-fa.com  
Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity 800-252-2923 www.illinoisbiz.biz Provides assistance for Women & Minority Business Development.
Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity 217-785-6284 www.illinoisbiz.biz Programs on Employee Investment & Training
Small Business Administration 800-827-5722 www.sbs.gov Provides information on financing, planning, marketing and business startup.
USDA Rural Development 217-224-2503   Business, Industry & Community Facility Loans.
Workforce Investment Office 309-344-1575 www.wiworkforce.com  
Department Employment Security 217-222-2114   Illinois Employment & Training Center.
Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials 217-224-8171 www.trrcopo.org Provides assistance on grant writing, planning and regional development.
City of Pittsfield 217-285-4484 www.pittsfieldil.org There are two Tax Increment Financing Districts in the City.  A Facade Loan program is available.
SCORE   www.score.org Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.
Two Rivers Resource Conservation & Development 217-285-4114 www.2riversrcd.org Provides economic and community development assistance to communities in five counties in west central Illinois.
Access Illinois Outdoors 217-285-2464 www.accessil.org A program whereby landowners and hunters work together to develop an agreement whereby the hunter is enabled to hunt.
Pike County Economic Development Corporation 217-285-1363   Provides technical assistance to communities in Pike County for economic development and community improvement.