Our Toolbox

We are working hard to establish Cook County as a place to locate and grow your business.

Download our program brochure.

Map of our current enterprise zones.

Some items we currently have,  or under development  in our toolbox are:

To find out more about these programs, please contact Daniel Betts, Deputy Commissioner at Daniel.Betts2@cookcountyil.gov

GIS On-Line Mapping and Data

More information: Municipalities and Maps – View list of municipalities in Cook County and maps

TIF Overview-click here to learn more about TIF’s, TIF districts and more

Doing Business  – From the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, you’ll find everything you need to know about becoming a vendor of Cook County Government

Regional Economic Growth Plans

Cook County Property Information Portal – Consolidated website that offers one-stop shopping for property tax information is complete and available for use by the public.

Cook County Department of Building and Zoning–are you a developer, or a builder?  Are you interested in zoning for a particular area in Unincorporated Cook County?  The Cook County Department of Building and Zoning can help you with information on sites, permits, and codes for locations in Unincorporated Cook County.

Cook County Census Data–a quick look at top-level 2010 Census data on Cook County, IL

Cook County Transportation and Highway Department Permits–permits and forms to submit if your business will require construction on a Cook County right-of-way.  This includes, but is not limited to:  residential or commercial access, street entrances, roadway widening, regrading ditch lines, storm or sanitary sewers, water mains, sidewalk, bike paths, informational signage, traffic signals, plantings, soil borings, monitoring wells, road closures, road detours, and parades.

Environmental Permits Metro Chicago Data – the nation’s first “convergence cloud” site that brings public data from the City of Chicago, Cook County and the State of Illinois into a single open portal to help increase service efficiencies, access to vital information and new innovation.

MetroPulse–a dynamic data tool that allows you to browse a detailed data catalog on Cook County.  From the Chicago Metropolitan Agency on Planning

Homepage of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)–The RTA is the agency that manages all public transportation lines for Cook County