A community with ties to the past and paving a road to the future

Lena Economic Development Corporation


Community Minded

Because the LEDC is made up of community and business volunteers they understand that the right balance of economy and quality of life preserve and enhance our social community allowing us to compete economically in the region.  With our strategic location, financial development incentives, strong workforce, high quality of life and access to first rate communication and technology Lena holds the perfect balance for your business success.


Ray Baker, General Manager.
Adkins Energy LLC, General Manager

 “Our decision to begin construction in Lena back in 2001 was made in part because of the location, resources and incentives available to us in the area.  We were able to fulfill our goal of hiring locally because of the quality of the local workforce available in Lena.  Adkins employs 32 full time employees from the Lena area in various technical and administrative positions and has indirectly created many other opportunities for local residents in areas such as trucking, service, and construction.  We are proud to call Lena our home."


The Lena Economic Development Corporation

The Lena Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit organization focused on promoting, developing and facilitating the industrial, commercial and business activity in the Village of Lena.  The LEDC’s members are a cross-section of local business owners and industry representatives, bank managers, Village and School District officials and volunteers from the community.

Business and industry interested in locating or expanding in Lena can expect a professional relationship with the LEDC.  Their experience with business related needs and partnerships with local and regional development groups allow the LEDC to navigate the development process and gain access to incentives and resources for a wide range of business development purposes.

Download the Economic Development packet to find out more about our community, incentives, schools and opportunities.

To reach the LEDC call Lena Village Hall, 815-369-4016, or email coordinator@villageoflena.com

Dave Young
Northwest Illinois Development Alliance Executive Director

“Effective collaboration begins with community leaders that have a vision for their community and realize their success is dependent upon their working well with other stakeholders in the business, academic, civic and governmental community.  The Village of Lena’s community leadership “gets it;” we have been working with them for the past year to implement a shared economic development vision, strategy and aligned annual action plans. ”