Business Climate


Why Mahomet?   

Expansive Opportunities.

  • Interstate interchange visible vacant land served by ALL utilities in various sizes with flexible landowners
  • Wide range of land values
  • High speed redundant internet access options via fiberoptic infrastructure constructed by the Village and the School District and operated by a not-for-profit.
  • Large retail and service sector gaps for a 15,000 population with high disposable income.
  • Ease of access  - two interchanges on I-74, 5 miles to I-57 and I-72; on US Route 150 and Illinois Route 47.
  • 15 minute drive to Champaign-Urbana, home of the University of Illinois
  • 10 county labor shed, 330,000 persons
  • Highly educated labor force with over half having college degrees
     Mahomet is one of the fastest growing communities in Illinois. In the last two (2) years over 160 new single family homes have been constructed and 2016 is expected to add over 150 new residential lots to the inventory.
 

Support and Resources for Success.

     The Mahomet Chamber of Commerce is active and the over 100 members work together to share resources, offer numerous marketing opportunities, host special events to attract local and regional audiences, and advocate for the business community. Couple this with the award-winning Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and the support new and existing businesses have in Mahomet is top notch. The Village staff are committed to expeditiously shepherding developers and business owners through any zoning or subdivision processing. County resources offer loan assistance and workforce training opportunities. The pool of talent afforded to area businesses by students from Parkland College and the University of Illinois is great and easy to access.
 

Quotables

"Thanks to the Village of Mahomet for working with us to get our wine and paint party business, Paint Like Me, established in Mahomet. They were very responsive and willing to work with us. They worked with us to get a BYOB license established which was extremely critical to our business. We had an idea and just approached the Village with it and they were very willing to work with us. 
Mike and Elizabeth McDermith, Owners of Paint Like Me Party!"