About Us

ECIDC (East Central Illinois Development Corporation) covers an 11-county region in east central Illinois. Our communities are the backbone of what makes this area great. Each of these communities hosts a plethora of fairs, festivals and events. Our mission is to provide you with the details of these happenings and to invite you and your family and friends to visit and take in the wonderful attributes of our part of the world. We also seek to raise awareness for the 255,000 citizens within our region on the many entertaining community activities available close to home. Together, we can support one another’s events and enjoy family-friendly fun at the same time!

ECIDC is a nonprofit regional development organization that networks community, business, and education leaders throughout the region. Our primary objectives are to enhance the quality of life for all residents, promote the region, and support local community and economic development efforts. ECIDC receives in-kind support from Lake Land College (LLC) and partners with LLC on several initiatives, including www.eastcentralillinoisevents.com.

Interested in Joining ECIDC to receive free promotion of your community events? Interested in advertising your community or upcoming event with ad space available on this site and through the tourism e-Newsletter received by thousands within our region? Advertisement space is available for both ECIDC members and non-members with tourism related information to promote. Monthly rates are $100 for ECIDC members, $125 for non-members, and $250 for communities outside the ECIDC service region.  Contact us to find out more.