Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center
Aimee Wigfall Photography
Aimee Wigfall Photography is the premier custom portrait and wedding photographer serving Carbondale and the surrounding southern Illinois area. Aimee's custom portraiture focuses on the use of natural light, both indoors and outdoors. She specializes in modern beauty portraits, capturing the inner beauty and personality of every client. Aimee is a startup company hoping to grow into a commercial lease space soon.
Beaded Distribution, LLC, was started in the SIU Research Park in 2015, by SIU Carbondale graduate and microbiologist Curt Jones. Jones,
Behavioral Services of Southern Illinois
Behavioral Services of Southern Illinois
At carGO, we believe it takes more than technology to create great customer experiences—it also takes service. Our all-inclusive technology connects people and businesses seeking on-demand and scheduled rides and delivery of restaurant food, alcohol
Creating a Leader
Creating a Leader LLC offers progressive live programs and resources to help leaders increase their capabilities. Kelly McCormack is the author of the programs and the three-book series entitled, Creating a Leader. The business specializes in rapid growth for the leader who can achieve larger visions and goals by engaging in a proven set of frameworks that ensure success. Leaders create more meaningfully and reliably while fulfilling their potential in business and life.
Saffron Scientific Histology Services
Saffron Scientific Histology Services is a new business that provides histological services tailored to the unique needs of research, veterinary, physician, hospital, and surgery center clients. Animal, human, and plant tissues from medical or research sources are grossed, fixed, processed, embedded, sectioned, and stained.
Sound Core Music & Video
Sound Core is a full-service enterprise which provides video and media production services as well as installations of video and media equipment. Sound Core's incubator mission is to increase their reach in the audio video production, training, archiving, and social media support areas.
Thermaquatica is dedicated to the scale-up and commercial exploitation of the Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution process. Thermaquatica is merging creative chemistry with engineering to pioneer the development of environmentally friendly means to produce
Economic Development Programs & Partners
Business Language and Culture
Southern Illinois University’s Office of Economic & Regional Development and Center for English as a Second Language created the Business Language and Culture Exchange (BLACE) to provide a customizable program of English instruction and business interaction/education to professionals from around the world.
Capital Development Board (CDB)
The Capital Development Board is the construction management arm of Illinois’ state government. CDB oversees the design and construction of new elementary and high schools, college and university facilities, public safety centers, museums and historic sites, state recreation areas, health centers, office buildings
Champion Community Investments (CCI)
Champion Community Investments (CCI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) economic development organization with the primary goal of improving the quality of the lives of the residents of communities within Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry and Williamson Counties that make up its membership. Since 2006, CCI has provided low-interest lending solutions for area small businesses and micro-entrepreneurs. With the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development programming, CCI has raised over $3 million in business capital for regional growth and investment. In September 2013 CCI was designated as a Community Development Financial Institution by the United States Department of the Treasury.
Illinois Century Network (ICN)
The Illinois Century network is a statewide educational intranet providing constituents with network consulting, assists participating institutions with the provisioning of networking hardware and connectivity, monitors constituent connections and works with local telecommunications providers to promptly resolve outages.
Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)
The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center are the experts in small and mid-sized manufacturing. IMEC delivers hands-on technical assistance and strategic advisement to help manufacturers to be more productive and globally competitive. Since 1996, IMEC has helped more than 2,500 Illinois manufacturing companies to achieve more than $1.5 billion in productivity, profit, and cost savings improvements.
Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SIU
The Illinois Small Business Development Center provides small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools, guidance
Jackson CEO: Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities is a year-long course designed to utilize partnerships that provide an overview of business development and processes. Our local business community partners with area schools to create project-based experiences for students by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours, and one-on-one mentoring.
Jackson Growth Alliance (JGA)
The Mission of the Jackson Growth Alliance is to encourage economic and community development for all of Jackson County, Illinois
SIU Office of Economic and Regional Development (
The Office of Economic and Regional Development (
SIU Business Incubator Programs
The mission of the Small Business Incubator Program is to accelerate the start-up and expansion of small businesses in southern Illinois. The program is here to provide the guidance and consulting necessary to make sure those start-up and expanding firms have the tools necessary to succeed.
SIU Research Park (
The SIU Research Park developed from the successful foundation of the business incubator program, which opened its first facility in 1990. The Research Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, university-related organization. The
Southern Illinois Criminal Justice Training Program (MTU#15)
The Mobile Team Unit (MTU#15) provides delivery of in-service law enforcement training to 152 law enforcement agencies, which include 1,600 officers, covering the 27 southern Illinois counties. MTU#15 delivers approximately 180 classes each year throughout the region using over 50
Special Olympics, Illinois
Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual