A 501 (c) 3 Independent Non Profit Economic Development Corporation

Who we are

Independent not for profit
economic development corporation

2017 Festival Sponsorship's.

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A Strong Waukegan
is critical to a
Strong Lake County


We believe Waukegan’s downtown will become the destination for lakefront recreation and entertainment activities, fueling revitalization and attracting NEW businesses to the entire greater Waukegan area.


Support the growth of business to create economic opportunities, jobs, and a culture of entrepreneurship.

The Harbors Edge 09/18/16

Attract people to the downtown core and lakefront areas by offering engaging programming, which complements and takes advantage of the natural amenities and current event schedules.

The Hub Think tank

Catalyze resurgence in the local real estate market by initiating redevelopment and infill projects within the downtown core and lakefront areas.

What We Do

The Greater Waukegan Development Coalition is an independent not for profit economic development corporation whose mission is to foster the development of business and real estate throughout the Greater Waukegan Area. We accomplish this by bolstering the region’s economic ecosystem, providing a variety of programs and events, along with helping current and potential businesses with placement, expansion and retention.

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