Business Links

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Local Resources

  • Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce The Chamber promotes, supports and enriches the local business community through the delivery of quality services, effective communication and through the establishment of partnerships with individuals, community organizations, fellow chamber members and governmental bodies.
  • Mount Prospect Public Library Yes, your local public library has a multitude of resources to help your business succeed. The Mount Prospect Public Library provides access to subscription-only databases, hosts various business workshops and offers free Reference By Appointment.
  • Mount Prospect Downtown Merchants Association The MPDMA is a business founded and supported organization that hosts community events and promotions to benefit the community and downtown businesses.
  • Small Business Development Center at Harper College SBDC provides workshops and seminars on key small business areas to educate existing and prospective small business owners. They also provide individual business counseling/coaching, at no cost, to small businesses and individuals contemplating starting a small business.

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State and Federal Resources

  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity  The IDCEO provides business assistance and workforce development with special emphasis on technology, trade, tourism and film. Also catalogs Community Profile demographic information for communities throughout the state of Illinois.
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security IDES provides unemployment insurance (UI), employment services and guidance to workers, job seekers, and employers. They combine job training programs in Illinois into a "workforce development" system where individuals can find a job or train for a new career.
  • Illinois Department of Revenue The Illinois Department of Revenue serves as the tax collection agency for state government and for local governments. Business owners can register their business, file and pay business taxes through their e-Services portal.
  • U.S. Department of Labor The Department of Labor’s mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees; to improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government which aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business.