Local, State & Federal Assistance

Local Resources Help Business Thrive


Business Development Coordinator

The Business Development Coordinator of the Village of Arlington Heights acts as an ambassador to the business community. The Business Development Coordinator can be utilized as a resource for business retention, attraction, expansion and other business needs.

Planning & Community Development along with other Departments will help all businesses through the development process. For assistance, please contact 847.368.5200. 

Small Business Development Center of Harper College

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Harper College provides local businesses with free or low-cost management, marketing and financial counseling in order to help them succeed. They also offer confidential one-on-one counseling sessions for assistance on such topics as: business start-up, business plan writing, financial resources, marketing strategies, and workshops specific to small businesses.

The SBDC program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, contact the Illinois SBDC at 847.925.6520, via e-mail: SBDC@HarperCollege.edu, or visit www.harpercollege.biz.

Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization providing a host of networking, educational, and service-oriented opportunities for its members. The Chamber has also partnered with the Village to conduct retention visits to businesses with fewer than eight employees and less than 2,000 square feet of space, to better learn the needs of small businesses throughout the community.  For more information, please contact the Chamber at 847.253.1703 or visit their website.

Business Services at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library

The Business Services division of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library is able to assist persons looking for guidance in researching numerous business topics. The Library's Business Center also provides numerous free services such as classes, reference materials, social media assistance, and marketing lists. For more information or to set-up a free one-on-one consultation, contact Shannon Scanlan, Business Services Supervisor, at 847.870.3642 or sscanlan@ahml.info

Illinois workNet Center

The Illinois workNet Center is the most comprehensive employment, business services and support resource in Northern Cook County. For more information on the Illinois workNet Center in Arlington Heights, contact Mohammed Faheem at 847.437.9425. 

Robert Morris University - Arlington Heights

Robert Morris University Arlington Heights is a tremendous resource for area residents and businesses. Additionally, the College of Adult Continuing Studies offers a Residence Community Grant to Arlington Heights residents, which reduces the tuition to $5,000 per year (3 quarters) and is subject to change. For more information about the College or the Residence Community Grant, please contact Panorea Bakutis, Director of Admissions at the Arlington Heights Campus at 847.718.6700, or pbakutis@robertmorris.edu.