Village of Bethalto
213 N. Prairie St., Bethalto, IL 62010
(618)377-8051 (Phone)
(618)377-5264 (Fax)

Business Resources

The Village of Bethalto is committed to attracting new businesses while also fostering the success of our existing businesses. Please find information here to ensure that the processes involved in expanding or opening your business is completed in an efficient and timely manner.

The location you choose must be zoned for the type of business you wish to operate. The Village Zoning Code defines several zoning districts, each with varying requirements for allowable businesses. You should consult the Zoning Code or contact Zoning Administrator Randy Reddick for help determining what commercial, construction or signage permits may be needed for your business.

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America's Central Port - Map

As a unit of local government, America’s Central Port offers a variety of assistance programs to help lower operating costs for start-ups and private expanding businesses – depending on economic impact, job creation and private investment generated.

America’s Central Port has an excellent staff of engineers and planners who are capable of developing and designing a wide range of projects. The staff is knowledgeable in all aspects of planning and development for ports, industrial and commercial parks, building layout and design, operational components of intermodal transfers, steel movements, building renovation and new construction.

The staff has worked with many prospective tenants to “site” a building and design many key components including access roads and a variety of construction requirements. This service is provided FREE to existing and prospective tenants.

New or expanding businesses may be able to take advantage of sales or property tax abatement, alternative financing through a Tax Increment Financing District, Special Business District or tax credits for job creation and training opportunities for new or existing workers.  In addition, utility providers in Illinois may offer significant rate discounts for larger projects.

Whatever the case, the Port will work with a team of representatives from the State of Illinois, Madison County and local municipalities to provide the necessary site location assistance available to attract your company to America’s Central Port.


Over the past several years, the village has conducted business development studies to ensure a business development strategy that is successful over time. 

View the Village Land Use and Development Plan.

View the Village Comprehensive Plan.

View undeveloped parcels in the village.

View the Village Hotel Study.

View Business Opportunities.

Available Properties

Click here to find available commercial property sites in the River Bend.

Click here to find available residential property in the River Bend.

RiverBend Growth Association

The RiverBend Growth Association is responsible for conducting Community and Economic Development activities in 11 municipalities located in Northwest Madison County and Southern Jersey County in Illinois. It has information on multiple Industrial/Business properties.

SIUE Entreprenuer Center

By assisting entrepreneurs and companies in defining their path to success, the SBDC network at SIUE positively impacts the region by strengthening the business community, creating and retaining new jobs, and encouraging new investment. The SBDC provides assistance to individuals through counseling, research, and advocacy for new ventures and existing small businesses. 


Connect with a SW Illinois SCORE mentor to get free small business advice. Their mentors are successful business professionals with a lifetime of real world experience to share. They specialize in helping small business owners connect with the resources they need to be successful.

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