Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center (RETAC)

  • Robin Hanna, Manager
  • Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA)
  • 318 Stipes Hall, Western Illinois University 1 University Circle
  • Macomb, IL 61455-1390
  • Phone: (309) 298-2372 or (800) 526-9943
  • Fax: (309) 298-2162
  • TDD:
  • Email:
  • Website:

Purpose of the Program

RETAC seeks to encourage and support community and economic development in rural Illinois.  RETAC strengthens decision making by businesses, civic organizations, and public institutions, by offering access to high quality data, providing objective analytical services, and conducting community-based business development retention programs.

Who is Eligible


Application Process


Availability of Funds


How Funds are to be used

Types of Assistance

Technical Assistance , Referral, economic development workshops and training seminars, economic impact analysis, fiscal impact analysis, market studies, and feasibility studies.

Year Program was established