Economic Development

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   Peg Blanchard, Director
The mission of the Economic Development Department is to promote economic development and orderly growth in the Village of Barrington, maintain the Village's retail sales tax revenue base and continue to enhance the high quality of life in the Village. The department manages programs and policies that set forth a strategic plan to create a vibrant, social and active community where existing and new business enterprises can flourish. The department handles economic development and marketing.

Economic Development provides assistance to new business ventures and existing businesses who wish to invest in the community. The department oversees the management of the Village Center Tax Increment Financing District, maintains a list of available properties for recruitment purposes, and actively recruits new businesses to the community with the main objective to establish a diverse and sustainable commercial base.

The department's marketing efforts are focused on coordinating the year-long special events calendar and programs to bring shoppers and visitors to the Village. In conjunction with this effort, the department created a shopping and dining guide for visitors and residents.

Meet our Department Staff:

Peg Blanchard, Director, has been with the Village since 1996 overseeing the community and economic development efforts. She manages business recruitment and retention efforts, as well as the development of underutilized properties.  Peg is also is the main staff liaison to the business community.  It is her belief that quality planning leads to successful implementation of community objectives.


Contact Information:

Village Hall

200 South Hough Street

Barrington, Illinois 60010

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 Name Title  Email  Phone 

Peg
Blanchard

Director

pblanchard@barrington-il.gov

(847) 304-3471