Online Toolbox


The online toolbox can be reached here.

The toolbox has information on many aspects of economic development. Interesting articles are added regularly so check back often.  There also are data sources, tools for small business management, tools for nonprofit organization management, funding sources, links to other helpful websites, information on past and upcoming conferences and workshops and much more. There is no charge to use the toolbox.




For additional information about Growing Communities Initiative, please contact:

Mim Evans
Research Associate
Center for Governmental Studies, NIU

Norman Walzer
Senior Research Scholar
Center for Governmental Studies, NIU