Why The District?

Are you thinking about starting or relocating your business? Find out why The District is the place to be Here!

Tools For Entrepreneurs

Business Startup

Steps for Starting Your Business  pdf
Starting Your Business in Illinois  pdf
Adams County Business Services  pdf
Financial Worksheets For Business Startup pdfxls
The District – What we are and how we can Help  youtube


Property Pro Forma pdfxls
SBDC Guide to Cash Management pdf
SBDC Guide to Financial Statements Guide pdf
Illinois Business Financing Matrix pdf
Credit Card Processing youtube
Small Business Accounting youtube

Marketing & Technology

SBDC Guide to Marketing pdf
Your Business Online youtube
Technology and Your Small Business youtube
Business Security youtube
Mobile Apps vs. Responsive Websites youtube
Social Media & Your Business youtube

Successful Planning

SBDC Business Plan Workbook pdf
Business Assistance & Development Team Request pdf
Property Evaluation youtube
Succession Planning for Your Business youtube

Downtown Incentives

TIF District  pdf
Residential Downtown Development
EnterpriseZone  pdf
Central Business District Revolving Loan  pdf
GREDF Central Business District Revolving Loan pdf
Economic Development Loan  pdf
Two Rivers Regional Council Revolving Loan  pdf
Energy Efficiency Loan Program pdf
Historic Preservation Incentives  pdf
Quincy Preserves Facade Program Application  pdfdoc

City Permits, Plans & More

City of Quincy Codebook  pdf
Sign Permit Steps pdf
Revocable Permit Steps  pdf
Electrical Permit Steps  pdf
Plumbing Permit Steps pdf
City’s Website (Permits and more information)
Design Guidelines  pdf
Vision Plan Map pdf
Teska Report for Downtown Revitalization  pdf
Service Request (For Clean-up Projects)  pdf

The District Seminar Series

Sidewalks and Signs Presentation – June 2016  pdf
Downtown Residential Rehab Program Presentation – 2017 pdf

The District Forms & Information

Membership Application  pdf
Membership Benefits pdf
Business of the Year Nomination Form pdf
The District Bylaws pdf
Board Manual pdf
Open Forum Request to Speak pdf
2015 Sidewalk Sales Commitment Form pdf

Maps & Reports

Downtown Occupancy Map  pdf
2013 Annual Report pdf
2011 Strategic Plan pdf
Special Service Area Ordinance pdf
SSA Boundary Map 2015 pdf
TIF Map pdf

Community Partners/Links

City of Quincy (
Great River Economic Development Foundation (
Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (
Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce (
Quincy Preserves (
Quincy Art Festival (formally Midsummer Arts Festival) (
Early Tin Dusters (
Pink Pass it On (

Main Street Partners/Links

Main Street America | National Main Street Program (
International Downtown Association (
National Trust for Historic Preservation (
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (
Landmarks Illinois (