About JCDC

The Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC) is a Public/Private 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of area industry representatives, economic development allies, and local government representatives. The City of Mount Vernon administration initiated the effort, passing a resolution in 2005 for financial and in-kind support of the new economic development entity. On May 1, 2006, the Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC) started official operation and the organization leveraged the City of Mount Vernon financial commitment with private funds pledged from area businesses, organizations, and individuals.

The JCDC provides a resourceful and flexible environment to implement strategy for economic development, focusing on business attraction, expansion, retention, workforce development and entrepreneurship assistance for Jefferson County, Illinois and its communities in collaboration with the Southern Illinois region and our neighboring communities.

Our Mission

The Jefferson County Development Corporation exists to lead, coordinate, develop, and implement strategies to enhance economic development through business retention, expansion, and attraction.

Our Vision

The Jefferson County Development Corporation will create a climate for economic growth.