IEZA Goals & Objectives

The following are the approved goals and objectives of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Association

GOAL I: Continue to improve communications with all individuals, governments, organizations and businesses related to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program.

  • Objective: Utilize outside resources to continue the education of Zone Administrators.
  • Objective: Maintain and update IEZA Web Site.
  • Objective: Maintain centralized comprehensive mail and email lists for membership information, conferences and newsletters. Integrate with online IEZA Web Site.

GOAL II: Continue to broaden awareness of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Program through cooperative efforts with other Economic Development and related organizations.

  • Objective: Maintain IEZA web links to web sites of IEZA members, DCEO, IDC, ITIA, IML, Illinois State APA and other Enterprise Zone application-related sites (examples: AG Review, Gas Use Tax Exemption, etc.).

GOAL III: Continue to increase membership of Zone Administrators and other categories.

  • Objective: Maintain contact with each zone administrator by mail and electronic means.
  • Objective: Conduct ongoing retention and recruitment efforts.
  • Objective: Contact certified businesses and professional member candidates.

GOAL IV: Remain active in the enterprise zone legislative process.

  • Objective: Monitor and inform members of legislation affecting zones.
  • Objective: Analyze and track policies for impacts and effects on the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act and regulations.
  • Objective: Determine additional zone features or changes that could improve the zone program and make recommendations.
  • Objective: Contact legislators regarding IEZA’s positions on legislation and encourage members to make individual contacts.

GOAL V: Educate zone administrators.

  • Objective: Provide continuing education for members through workshops, conferences and web-based content.
  • Objective: Conduct survey update related to the zone program and IEZA & member needs.
  • Objective:  Maintain and update Zone Administrator Manual.

GOAL VI: Improve assessment of successful investment and job creation that utilizes Illinois Enterprise Zone incentives and programs.

  • Objective: Evaluate data collection methods and devise reporting methodologies to better reflect Illinois Enterprise Zone economic impacts at the local, regional and statewide levels.

GOAL VII: Conduct evaluation of IEZA By-Laws.

  • Objective: Evaluate and make recommendations as needed in order to present any changes for ratification at the fall 2019 Annual Meeting.