Help for the Bottom Line

Businesses in Columbia can take advantage of a wide variety of programs designed to help fill financing gaps, reduce or rebate some costs of doing business, or assist with technical expertise, training or other services:

Taxable or tax-exempt bonds, loans, and investment capital available through the Illinois Finance Authority (IFA), a self-financed state authority

Following pages in this section of the website will address some City programs in more detail:

A revolving loan fund targeted to assist with retention, growth and diversification of local businesses

For specific information about or access to business assistance programs, please contact Paul Ellis, Director for Community & Economic Development. All inquiries will remain confidential.