To support the retention and expansion of current businesses; recruit prospective new businesses; support entrepreneurs, start-up enterprises, and emerging firms; promote employment opportunities and stability of employment; coordinate the provision of resources and administer direct services to current and prospective businesses; and assist local government in managing growth for the benefit of present and future generations.

To be recognized as The Essential Connection for expanding economic development in Monroe County IL and cooperating opportunity areas in Randolph and St. Clair Counties.