Come grow with Plainfield


The Village of Plainfield is one of the fastest growing suburbs in the Chicagoland area and is situated in one of the fastest growing counties in Illinois – Will County.

Plainfield has the demographics your business is looking for and the infrastructure and planning principles to sustain these quality demographics.

Plainfield is the right location for your business and here are a few reasons why:

Highest median household income for populations over 40,000 in the State of Illinois. ($111,536 – American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau)
A proven low and steady tax rate by continually striving to diversify the tax base.
Established and successful commercial corridors with development opportunities.
A historic downtown that is a recognized destination location for shopping and dining.
Support for small business entrepreneurship through the Business Evolution Center.

For a quick snapshot of the community, please see the Village of Plainfield Market Guide. Visit for available/business opportunities and more demographic resources.


Contact the Village Economic Development Department at 815-439-2826 to discuss how we can make your business part of the Plainfield community.


Plainfield in the News

Economic Development News

Check out what's happening in Plainfield in the 2018 Economic Development Video.
The Village was recently featured in Business In Focus Magazine. Click here to read this great article which highlights Plainfield's success.


College of Dupage Small Business Center Expansion

The Center for Entrepreneurship at College of DuPage has expanded its services to Kane and Will counties to assist with small business development similar to the services previously found at Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, and/or Waubonsee Community College.

College of DuPage offers 3 core programs: Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Illinois Procurement Technical Assistant Center (PTAC), and Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) are here to provide profitability, growth, and efficiency. CoD offers customized one-on-one business advising and affordable workshops for pre-venture, start-up, and existing businesses.


Business Plan Assistance/Analysis

Funding Possibilities

Marketing/Website Assistance

Legal Issues for the Small Business Owner

Digital Marketing

Financial Management

Intellectual Property

Cyber Insurance and Technology Protection

Social Media Series

Government Contracting


To make an appointment with a small business advisor, please email

College of DuPage: 2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 201 | Lisle, IL 60532 | (630) 942-2600

Incentives Available

The Village has established criteria for the implementation of incentives. Please review the Business Plan to identify whether your business qualifies or contact Economic Development at 815-439-2826.
Tax Increment Financing
Extension of Public Utilities
Industrial Development Bonds
Revenue Bonds
Waiver of Village Fees
Real Estate Tax Abatements or Tax Rebates
Sales Tax Rebates
Waiver or Modifications of Village Ordinances
Land Assembly Assistance

Links and Resources

Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Plainfield Public Library Business Resources
Will County Center for Economic Development

Will County Workforce Investment Board (workforce training grants available)

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Fox Valley Chapter
College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship
College of DuPage Illinois International Trade Center
College of DuPage Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center
College of DuPage Illinois Small Business Development Center

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (ILDCEO)
Women's Business Development Center
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)