John P. Schneider
Director of Community
Development and Zoning
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Eric Richard
Village Planner
(847) 671-8278
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Zoe Heidorn
Village Planner
(847) 671-8276
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Economic Development

The Economic Development facet of the Community Development Department addresses such issues as the attraction of new businesses, both industrial and commercial, and the retention of businesses already located in Franklin Park.

In addition, the Director of the Community Development Department serves as staff liaison to the Economic Development Commission. The EDC reviews all economic development related programs and incentives including tax incentives offered through the Cook County 6b Program.

Below are links to information about various business and economic development programs available in Cook County:

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts

Click below to view or download the most recent map of Village of Franklin Park tax increment financing (TIF) districts.

Download PDF TIF Map

6b Tax Incentive

The Class 6b classification is designed to encourage industrial development throughout Cook County by offering a real estate tax incentive for the development of new industrial facilities, the rehabilitation of existing industrial structures, and the industrial reutilization of abandoned buildings. The goal of Class 6b is to attract new industry, stimulate expansion and retention of existing industry and increase employment opportunities.

Incentive benefits and eligibility requirements are outlined in the Cook County 6b Eligibility Bulletin.

For information regarding 6b tax incentive requirements for the Economic Development Commission and the Village of Franklin Park, please contact Eric Richard, Village Planner, at (847) 671-8278.

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