Resource Centers

Jackson Growth Alliance 
618-713-9210   
www.jacksonbiz.org
Jeff Doherty, Executive Director
1740 Innovation Drive, Suite 215
P.O. Box 23
Carbondale, IL 62903
jdoherty@jacksonbiz.org 

Champion Community Investments
618-713-6320
www.ccinvestments.org
Rex Duncan, Executive Director
1740 Innovation Drive
Carbondale, IL 62903
rduncan@siu.edu

City of Carbondale 
618-549-5302  
www.explorecarbondale.com
Gary Williams, Interim City Manager
P.O. Box 2047
200 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62902
gwilliams@ci.carbondale.il.us 

Jackson County Board 
618-687-7240  
www.jacksoncounty-il.gov
John Rendleman, Chairman
1001 Walnut
Murphysboro, IL 62966 

City of Murphysboro 
618-684-4961  
www.murphysboro.com
Will Stephens, Mayor
1101 Walnut
Murphysboro, IL 62966
wtstephens@murphysboro-il.com

Southern Illinois Airport 
(618)529-1721  
www.siairport.com
Gary Shafer, Manager
Mail: P.O. Box 1086
Carbondale, IL 62903  
665 N. Airport Rd. Suite 205
Murphysboro, IL 62966  
airport@midwest.net

SIUC Office of Economic and Regional Development 
Southern Illinois Research Park

618-453-3427
www.growsi.com
Kyle Harfst, Executive Director, Economic Development
and Executive Director of the Southern Illinois Research Park
1740 Innovation Drive
Carbondale, IL 62903
kharfst@biz.siu.edu 

Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission 
618-997-9351
www.greateregypt.org
Cary Minnis, Executive Director
3000 West DeYoung Street, Suite 800-B3
Marion, IL 62959
caryminnis@greateregypt.org

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
618-993-7178
http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/default.aspx
Kim Watson
2309 West Main Street, Suite 124
Marion, IL 62959
Kim.Watson@illinois.gov

Ava 

City of Ava 
618-426-3641 
http://www.city-data.com/city/Ava-Illinois.html 


Campbell Hill 

Village of Campbell Hill 
618-426-3731  
http://www.city-data.com/city/Campbell-Hill-Illinois.html 


Carbondale 

City of Carbondale 
618-457-3226 
www.explorecarbondale.com

Carbondale Business Development Corporation
618-457-3226

Carbondale Tourism
618-529-4451 
www.carbondaletourism.org

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce 
618-549-2146 
www.carbondalechamber.com

Carbondale Main Street 
618-529-8040 
www.carbondalemainstreet.com

Carbondale Community Arts
  618-457-5100 
www.carbondalearts.org

Keep Carbondale Beautiful 
618-529-4148 
www.keepcb.org 


DeSoto 

Village of DeSoto 
618-867-2315 
http://www.villageofdesoto.com 


Dowell 

Village of Dowell 
618-568-1513 
http://www.city-data.com/city/Dowell-Illinois 


Elkville 

Village of Elkville 
618-568-1881  
http://www.city-data.com/city/Elkville-Illinois 


Gorham 

City of Gorham 
618-565-2557  
http://www.city-data.com/city/Gorham-Illinois.html 


Grand Tower 

Grand Tower 
618-565-2014  
http://www.city-data.com/city/Grand-Tower-Illinois.html 


Jackson County 

Jackson County Board 
618-687-7240 
www.jacksoncounty-il.gov

Jackson County Farm Bureau 
618-684-3129 
jacksonfb@verizon.net 


Makanda 

Village of Makanda       
618-457-0360 
www.villageofmakanda.com
http://www.city-data.com/city/Makanda-Illinois.html 


Murphysboro 

City of Murphysboro 
618-684-3522 
www.murphysboro.com

Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce 
618-684-6421 
www.murphysboro.com 


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Center for Innovation 
618-453-7961 
www.innovation.siu.edu

College of Business 
618-453-3328 
www.business.siuc.edu

Illinois Small Business Development Center 
618-536-2424 
www.SouthernIllinois.biz

Office of Economic and Regional Development
618-453-3427 
www.growsi.com

Office of Research and Administration 
618-453-4532 
www.orda.siuc.edu

Southern Illinois Research Park 
618-453-3427 
www.researchpark.siuc.edu

Technology Transfer Program 
618-453-4532 
www.techtransfer.siuc.edu 


Vergennes

Village of Vergennes

618-684-2250
www.city-data.com/zips/62994.html