Business & Economic Development
Thank you for your interest in Boone County Illinois as your business location.
Boone County is a County Government in the state of Illinois with a current population of 54,000. The County is located in the north central part of Illinois, bordered by the State of Wisconsin to the north, Winnebago County to the west, McHenry County to the east, and DeKalb County to the south. Boone County is at the boundry of two growing metropolitan regions. The Rockford Metropolitan area lies to the west and the greater Chicago Metroplotan area is to the east.
"Boone County is a boutique county that cherishes its rural heritage, has access to world class transportation options, is receptive to change and committed to deliver quality services in a fiscally responsible manner."
Boone County is committed to attracting and retaining businesses. One way we show that committment is to facilitate applications for permits and other County approvals. For example if you are considering an expansion or renovation of your facility which requires building and zoning review, you can submit preliminary plans for review by our staff members. We will meet with a representative from each department (Building, Highway, Fire, Health, Planning, Police, and Soil and Water) and provide a review which should help you accurately budget time and resources with timely, thorough answers from the County before you commit resources to a project.
In Boone County, the answers to your questions are just a phone call away.