Economic Development

Local Incentives

Enterprise Zone
The Clark County Enterprise Zone was established on July 1, 1990. An enterprise zone is a specific area designated by the State of Illinois in cooperation with a local government to receive various tax incentives and other benefits to stimulate economic activity. The following incentives are available if building or renovating within the Enterprise Zone: Sales Tax Exemption on building materials – building materials are eligible for the sales tax exemption include items that are permanently affixed to real property such as lumber, mortar, glue-down carpets, paint, wall paper and similar affixed items.l Property Tax Abatement – the abatement applies only to taxes on the increased in assessed value attributable to the new construction, renovation, or rehabilitation. Taxes based on the assessed value of land and existing improvements continue to be collected. The property tax abatement is approximately an 85% abatement on improvements (not all taxing bodies participate such as Fire District, Townships, Park District, Lake Land College, etc.) for the first 5 years upon completion. In the 6th year, owner pays 25%, 7th year the owner pays 50%, 8th year the owner pays 75% and the 9th year the owner pays 100%. Applications and approval MUST be submitted to the Clark County Enterprise Zone Administrator (Nancy Smitley & City Hall, City of Marshall) prior to the project in order to qualify for the incentives.

Martinsville Community Profile
The community of Martinsville, Illinois has compiled information on yearly events, demographics, education, workforce, transportation, facilities and services in Martinsville. The Community Profile can be downloaded here. For a list of available sites, please visit the Location One Information System (LOIS). Location One is a multi-state site location database.

City of Martinsville & City Hall

Marlene Wilhoit, City Clerk
19 W. Cumberland St.-P.O. Box 340, Martinsville, IL 62442


Martinsville Chamber of Commerce
Teresa Reynolds, President
Christina Smith, Treasurer
19 W. Cumberland St.-P.O. Box 429, Martinsville, IL 62442
217-251-5505 or 217-232-4593


Regional Business Resources

East Central Illinois Development Corp. (ECIDC)

Barbara Webster
Executive Director
1204 Network Centre
Effingham, IL 62401
Office 618.843.8433

Business Solutions Center

Tiffany L. Kline
Lead Counselor
Business Solutions Center
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Eastern Illinois University

Barney Brumfiel
Program Director
Illinois Small Business Development Center
218 East Main Street
Olney, IL  62450

Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs


State Incentives

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has several programs to assist in attracting and retaining Illinois businesses based on job creation. For more information, please visit the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity web site.

NOTE: Applications for the programs listed above must be obtained and approved before a project begins.