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Quick access to the tools you need to keep your business moving forward.

Effingham has been coined the "Crossroads of Opportunity," as Interstates 57 and 70 intersect through the city. We're here to help you start and grow your business in Effingham.

Learn more about our economic development programs

Common topics

Building or sign permits

Learn about and apply for a building, construction, or sign permit.


Schedule an inspection for your building or sign permit.

Bid notices

View current bid notices to do work with the City.

Development opportunities

Find available sites and buildings. Learn about Effingham's certified Super Site.


View zoning and incentive maps.

Liquor licenses

Learn about and apply for indoor, outdoor, and delivery liquor licenses.

Programs to help your business thrive

Find out if your business is eligible for property tax abatement, sales tax exemption on building materials, or other State incentives.

See if your business is located within 1 of Effingham's 3 tax increment financing districts.

Find more business services

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