The purpose of the Illinois Enterprise Zones is to stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization in economically depressed areas of the state.  Businesses located (or those that choose to locate) in a designated enterprise zone can become eligible to obtain special state and local tax incentives, regulatory relief, and improved governmental services, thus providing an economic stimulus to an area that would otherwise be neglected.

Businesses located or expanding and new construction homes located in the Lawrence County Enterprise Zone may be eligible for the following incentives: an abatement of property taxes, ranging from 5-10 year graduated abatement and an exemption of sales tax for purchased building materials.

These exemptions require a business to make application to, and be certified by, the Lawrence County Industrial Development Council and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  Courtney Yost, Executive Director of the Lawrence County Industrial Development Council, is the Lawrence County zone administrator. The zone administrator is responsible for zone compliance and is available to answer questions regarding the zone. To receive a Certificate of Eligibility for Sales Tax Exemption, you must contact the local zone administrator of the zone into which the purchased building material will be incorporated.

More information regarding Illinois enterprise zone is available by contacting Courtney Yost at, 600 Cherry Lane, Lawrenceville, IL, or (618) 943-5219.

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