The Harvard Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) provides 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!


SOLD! Former Motorola facility (1.5 MM SF) has a new owner! Sale closed 5/23/16.

SOLD! Downtown development property on Front Street!  Sale closed 6/7/16.

NEW! Read the 2015 Harvard EDC Annual Report HERE

NEW! Business Incubator Opens in Harvard. Already half leased! Two remaining units: 1,800 to 3,600 SF. 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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Harvard Awarded Enterprise Zone Status!
The Harvard – Woodstock 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





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


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


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 Gateway Map 9 22 2014


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




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 …