Lee County has an excellent transportation network of highway, railroad, and airport infrastructure to connect your people and products to the global market.
The workforce of Lee County is well-served by Sauk Valley Community College, Whiteside Area Career Center, BEST Inc., Kishwaukee Community College, and Northern Illinois University.
The Dixon-Sterling Combined Statistical Area has a population of 89,849 -- of which 22,680 live in the Dixon ZIP Code alone. Dixon is a regional hub for education, healthcare, shopping, entertainment, and industry.
Clean, reliable power is available in Lee County, which has 290 wind turbines generating 6,000 MW; more than 11,000 acres in development for solar power of 1,400 MW; a hydroelectric plant on the Rock River; and two natural gas plants.
New or expanding businesses in the Lee-Ogle Enterprise Zone (map) may be eligible for state and local tax incentives, such as sales tax exemptions and property tax abatements.
Census Tract 6 (map) in Dixon, Illinois, is a certified Opportunity Zone, and includes attractive development opportunities near the I-88 exit.
Lee County is in the approved service area for the Rockford Foreign Trade Zone #176 (map), a specially designated area considered to be outside of U.S. Customs territory, which helps reduce costs for qualified entities.
Dixon is the seat of Lee County government, and provides convenient and professional services for zoning, permitting, tax assessment, and other county operations.