TITLE 14: COMMERCE
SUBTITLE C: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
PART 520 ENTERPRISE ZONE AND HIGH IMPACT BUSINESS PROGRAMS
SECTION 520.1010 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Section 520.1010 Eligibility Criteria
a) Enterprise Zone
1) Minimum Eligible Investment. Eligibility for the tax exemption is contingent on the business making:
A) a minimum eligible investment of $5 million in an Enterprise Zone that causes the creation of a minimum of 200 full-time equivalent jobs in Illinois, or
B) a minimum eligible investment of $40 million in an Enterprise Zone that causes the retention of a minimum of 2,000 full-time jobs in Illinois; or
C) a minimum eligible investment of $40 million that causes the retention of at least 90% of the jobs in place on the date on which the exemption is granted for the duration of the exemption.
2) More Than One Facility. Businesses owning and operating more than one facility located in Illinois Enterprise Zones shall qualify for this exemption by combining their investments and jobs created or retained if the business can demonstrate that the manufacturing processes at each location are interrelated. The Department considers the manufacturing processes to be interrelated if the facilities act as one functional unit in the manufacture of the final product. Proof of such interrelationship shall include, but is not limited to, internal memoranda, flow charts, narrative descriptions, organization charts, annual reports, or any other written documentation that demonstrates that the manufacturing processes are interrelated. The majority of jobs shall be located in one or more Illinois Enterprise Zones.
b) High Impact Business
Minimum. In the case of a designated High Impact Business, eligibility is contingent on the business making a minimum eligible investment of $12 million placed in service in qualified property at a designated location in Illinois, which causes the creation of 500 full-time equivalent jobs at the designated location; or making a minimum eligible investment of $30 million placed in service in qualified property in a designated location in Illinois, which causes the retention of 1,500 full-time equivalent jobs at a designated location in Illinois.
(Source: Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 457, effective December 20, 2013)