The Harvard Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) provides site selectors and growing companies with the information they need to succeed in Harvard, IL. Start here to find some of Northern Illinois’ best opportunities for shovel-ready commercial, industrial and retail development sites. JOIN US!

NEW! Read the 2015 Harvard EDC Annual Report HERE

NEW! Business Incubator Opens in Harvard. Now leasing 1,800 to 5,400 sft. units. Call (815) 943-8788 for floor plans and details.

READ the Harvard Community Profile HERE

NEW! – UPDATE on the proposed Route 23 / I-90 Interchange Project

NEW! 2015 McHenry County Labor Report HERE

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Dec, 2915 – Harvard Included in First-Ever Enterprise Zone in McHenry County!
The Harvard – Woodstock – McHenry County Enterprise Zone has been certified by the State of Illinois! See the approved Enterprise Zone Map HERE
Read the Press Release HERE: Harvard Credits Teamwork, Announces Board Members

Visit the enterprise zone website at

Harvard Woodstock Approved EZ Map






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Commercial Site For Sale – Incentives! HEDC Owned   More Information HERE 





Harvard EDC Business WANTED 2015



NEW! – Referral Program Offers REWARD for New Business Leads!
Earn up to $5,000 per successful new business lead. Program Details ONLINE
Read Press Release HERE



Download the Harvard Community Profile HERE
Harvard is in the Rockford MSA Free Trade Zone. Grow your company’s global reach … affordably!

Gateway Retail Opportunity Map … Opportunities exist in Harvard’s growing retail districts. See which branded companies are already here … and what parcels are still available here: Gateway Retail Opportunity Map

Available Land and Sites  click here
Find the hottest opportunities for fast-paced development and expansion, including existing buildings and vacant land for industrial, retail and residential growth. Find out what our local companies already know: Harvard Is A Great Place To Grow!Become a Member to Add a Listing to Land & Sites. Info HERE.

Arrowhead Industrial Park
Phase III is open, featuring high-visibility, fully-improved sites and rail access. Industrial, Office and Distribution opportunities await. More information and Site Plan …

Harvard, Illinois Retail District Map
Color map highlights Harvard’s six emerging retail districts. Use it with our Land & Sites Database to spot the hottest retail opportunities in Harvard.  View the Map here…

Exceptional Opportunity in Downtown Harvard
Attention Retail, Office, Theater Developers and other fast-track business projects: High visibility, vacant corner parcel (.44 acres) on Front Street, adjacent to parking lot. Ready for development. HEDC owned. No net cash land deal possible for right project. Call HEDC at (815) 943-1036 to discuss opportunities.

Harvard Gateway Map 9 22 2014


Harvard Retail Development Map! Include retail corridors, sites, more.
See the national brands that chose to locate in Harvard




Corporate Campus Re-Development Opportunity,
1.5 million sft. high-tech corporate and manufacturing campus on 300 acres. Former Motorola facility remains in top condition, ready for re-use. See the listing on LoopNet HERE.

Success Comes Naturally Here
We’re working together to help companies that come here, stay and thrive. Be part of the excitement. Be part of our future. We grow businesses here! More information…

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Harvard, IL…
Here’s why…

Become a member of the Harvard EDC today! Details HERE.

Downtown Harvard’s $1.8 million Streetscape Project.
See finished project photos here …