Community Navigator

The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation is proud to serve as a Community Navigator Program focused on retaining and growing small businesses within our community.  


Sponsored by the State of Illinois, Small Business Community Navigator Programs were originally introduced to serve underserved minority, rural, veteran and women-owned businesses. While Spark will help these businesses engage with available local, state and federal resources, DGEDC is committed to doing more.  

Illinois Back to Business New Business Grant Program (B2B NewBiz)

Apply for a grant of up to $30,000!

Illinois B2B NewBiz will provide financial relief to businesses that started during the pandemic in the industries most impacted by the pandemic. Businesses that started during the pandemic have not been eligible for state grants and most federal emergency support provided for emergency relief to small businesses thus far.

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