Business Resources

Whether you are an existing or a new business in the Village of Richton Park, we have a very active business visitation program that can assist with your current and/or future business plans. Contact the staff of the Economic Development Department to schedule a time to meet and personally discuss the various opportunities that may be available.

If you are an entrepreneur considering opening a new business, contact our office to discuss the many resources that are available through Richton Park and other external agencies.

For your convenience, we have provided links to several important resources that provide business assistance including Richton Park's Business Resource Guide. This handy document outlines numerous programs that are available on local, state, and federal levels.

The Illinois Small Business Development Center

Another available business resource is the Illinois Small Business Development Center at nearby Governors State University in University Park, IL. This SBDC is a collaboration of business professionals from Governors State University, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the United States Small Business Administration. SBDCs provide assistance to entrepreneurs who are starting a new business, as well as aid small businesses through confidential, one-on-one counseling for all phases of business ownership.

Contact Information

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University
1 University Parkway, Room C3300
University Park, Illinois 60484
Phone: 708.534.4929

10,000 Small Businesses

According to Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, "When you get people with ideas and energy, with some people helping them along the line, just think of what can be achieved."

THEY CREATE OPPORTUNITY. Small businesses have long been the engines of economic growth in America, creating two-thirds of net new jobs. In today's economy, small businesses matter even more. 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million initiative to unlock the job-creation potential of 10,000 small businesses across the United States. The program is designed to help small businesses in the U.S. create jobs and economic growth by providing entrepreneurs with a practical business education, access to capital, and business support services.

Visit the Goldman Sachs website for upcoming session dates and program application.