2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 30 - FINANCE
30 ILCS 720/ - Industrial Development Assistance Law.

(30 ILCS 720/1) (from Ch. 85, par. 891)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Industrial Development Assistance Law."
(Source: P.A. 76-1961.)

(30 ILCS 720/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 892)
Sec. 2. Declaration of policy. The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
(A) That the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the people of this State are directly dependent upon the continual encouragement, development, growth and expansion of business, industry and commerce within the State.
(B) That unemployment, the spread of indigency, the heavy burden of public assistance and unemployment compensation can best be avoided by the promotion, attraction, stimulation, development and expansion of business, industry and commerce in the State.
Therefore, it is declared to be the policy of this State to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of its inhabitants through its Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity by means of grants to be made to industrial development agencies which are or may be engaged in planning and promoting programs designed to stimulate the establishment of new or enlarged industrial, commercial and manufacturing enterprises within the counties served by such agencies.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

(30 ILCS 720/3) (from Ch. 85, par. 893)
Sec. 3. Definitions. "Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
"Governing bodies" means, as to any county, municipality or township, the body empowered to enact ordinances or to adopt resolutions for the governance of such county, municipality or township.
"Industrial development agency" means any nonprofit corporation, organization, association or agency which shall be designated by proper resolution of the governing body of any county, concurred in by resolution of the governing bodies of municipalities or townships within said county having in the aggregate over 50% of the population of said county, as determined by the last preceding decennial United States Census, as the agency authorized to make application to and receive grants from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the purposes specified in this Act. Any two or more counties may, by the procedures provided in this Act, designate a single industrial development agency to represent such counties for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

(30 ILCS 720/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 894)
Sec. 4. Recognition of industrial development agencies. The Department, upon receipt of certified copies of such resolutions as may be necessary to satisfy it that an industrial development agency has been duly chosen to act within a particular county, shall recognize such industrial development agency as the sole such agency within such county for the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1961.)

(30 ILCS 720/5) (from Ch. 85, par. 895)
Sec. 5. Applications for and approval of grants to industrial development agencies. The Department is authorized to make grants to recognized industrial development agencies, to assist such agencies in the financing of their operational costs for the purposes of making studies, surveys and investigations, the compilation of data and statistics and in the carrying out of planning and promotional programs; but before any such grant may be made,
(A) The industrial development agency shall have made application to the Department for such grant, and shall have therein set forth the studies proposed to be made, the statistics, data and surveys proposed to be completed, and the program proposed to be undertaken for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating industrial development in the county. The application shall further state, under oath or affirmation, with evidence thereof satisfactory to the department, the amount of funds held by or committed or subscribed to the industrial development agency for application to the purposes herein described and the amount of the grant for which application is made; and
(B) The Department, after review of the application, if satisfied that the program of the industrial development agency appears to be in accord with the purposes of this Act, shall authorize the making of a matching grant to such industrial development agency equal to funds of the agency allocated by it to the program described in its application; but such State grant shall not exceed an amount equal to one-twentieth of one dollar for each inhabitant of the county or counties represented by such agency as determined by the last preceding decennial United States Census.
(Source: P.A. 76-1961.)

(30 ILCS 720/6) (from Ch. 85, par. 896)
Sec. 6. Payment of grants to industrial development agencies. Upon approval of each application and the making of a grant by the department in accordance therewith, the department shall give notice to the particular industrial development agency of such approval and grant, and shall direct the industrial development agency to proceed with its proposed promotional program as described in its application and to use therefor funds allocated by the industrial development agency for such purpose. Upon the furnishing of satisfactory evidence to the department, on a quarterly basis, that the particular industrial development agency has so proceeded, the grant allocated to such industrial development agency shall be paid over on such basis to the industrial development agency by the department.
(Source: P.A. 76-1961.)

(30 ILCS 720/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 897)
Sec. 7. Rules and regulations of the department. In order to effectuate and enforce the provisions of this Act, the Department is authorized to promulgate necessary rules and regulations and prescribe procedures in order to assure compliance by industrial development agencies in carrying out the purposes for which grants may be made hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 76-1961.)

(30 ILCS 720/8) (from Ch. 85, par. 898)
Sec. 8. Cooperation with other agencies. The Department is directed to administer this industrial development assistance program with such flexibility as to permit full cooperation between the State and Federal governments, or any subdivision, agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them, so as to bring about as effective and economical an industrial development program as possible.
(Source: P.A. 76-1961.)

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