BOARD NEWS

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act

Posted on: March 30, 2020
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. Click for more information.

Essential Businesses & Operations Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on: March 27, 2020
Executive Order 20-10 requires all non-essential businesses and operations to cease all activities except for minimum basic operations. For information and updated to essential businesses click here.

State Treasurer to Make Low-Interest Bridge Loans for Businesses Available as Soon as This Week

Posted on: March 23, 2020
Illinois small businesses can tap into $250 million in low-interest bridge loans as soon as this week to help push through the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today.

DuPage Business Resources Related to COVID-19

Posted on: March 19, 2020
Choose DuPage is committed to assisting and connecting businesses in DuPage County with the resources they need during this time. View our list of business and industry resources related to COVID-19.

Breaking Down the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted on: March 19, 2020
Written By: Mark McAndrew, Rathje Woodward LLC
On March 11th, H.R. 6201 was introduced in the House, and yesterday, it was passed by the Senate and President Trump has signed it. Although a more thorough analysis of the 110 page bill is warranted, the following are my initial takes on the bill.

Illinois Manufacturing Helpline

Posted on: March 19, 2020
Illinois Manufacturing Helpline
IMEC experts are on hand to provide guidance for manufacturers impacted by COVID-19 and are ready to answer your questions within 24 hours.

ComEd taking Steps to Support Customers

Posted on: March 19, 2020
ComEd
ComEd suspending service disconnects, providing resources and payment accommodations for those who may have challenges paying their monthly energy bill. Click to read more about how ComEd is taking steps to support customers.

Senate Passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted on: March 18, 2020
Written by: Emily Shupe, Rathje Woodward LLC
On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the President is expected to sign the bill shortly.  The Act includes several provisions regarding emergency paid sick leave and paid family leave in the event of school closures due to COVID-19.  Specifically, the Act requires employers with up to 500 employees to provide paid sick leave and paid family leave and provides a refundable payroll tax credit to employers.

COVID-19: 5 Steps Every Impacted Business Should Take to Maximize Insurance Coverage

Posted on: March 18, 2020
Written By: Charles L. Philbrick & David P. Hollander,
Rathje Woodward LLC
In the wake of COVID-19, businesses everywhere are reckoning with how to keep dollars coming in the door. While many will find that coronavirus itself will not trigger insurance coverage, every impacted business should be taking a hard look at their existing policies. Business should consider the following five steps to better their position with regard to their existing insurance policies.

A Message to Our Community

Posted on: March 17, 2020
As the businesses and residents of DuPage County prepare to face uncertain times, I'm reminded of how and why Choose DuPage was formed in the first place. It was 2005, and the local economy was shifting rapidly.

Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet

Posted on: March 17, 2020
Comcast Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Unlimited Data for Free, Confirms Its Commitment to Connecting Low-Income Families

Focus on cash flow and liquidity for COVID-19 resilience

Posted on: March 16, 2020
Article provided by: Grant Thornton | View original article With recession looming, 4 ways to act now The COVID-19 pandemic is roiling financial markets, threatening

Addison, Illinois Selected as Finalist for RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Posted on: March 16, 2020
Addison was chosen as a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. Click to read more.

DUPAGE RECURSOS EMPRESARIALES RELACIONADOS CON COVID-19

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Choose DuPage se compromete a ayudar y conectar a las empresas en el condado de DuPage con los recursos que necesitan durante este tiempo. A

Young Professional Tyke Spencer Enjoys All The Advantages of DuPage County

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Growing up in Naperville, Tyke Spencer always knew DuPage County was where he wanted to eventually land.

Pritzker Administration Announces $80 Million in Competitive Grants to Support Economic Development

Posted on: March 13, 2020
New Grants from DCEO to Support Local Governments in Infrastructure and Economic Development Projects. Click here to read more.

COVID-19: Considerations for Employers

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Written By: Emily Shupe, Rathje Woodward LLC
COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) was just recently declared to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Employers may encounter a variety of employment-related legal issues in planning for or responding to these circumstances. The potential issues employers face include promoting healthy and safe habits in the workplace, high rates of employee absenteeism, a need to conduct off-site business, and general business disruption.

"The City of Lights" - Aurora, IL

Posted on: March 9, 2020
CityOfLights
Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of just over 200,000, Aurora is Ranked the 7th Best City for Families in the U.S. by Wallethub. Click to learn more about all Aurora has to offer.

CHRISTOPHER B. BURKE ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIPS TO OFFER ENERGY SAVING PROGRAMS TO DUPAGE BUSINESSES AND MUNICIPALITIES

Posted on: March 5, 2020
Christopher B. Burke Engineering has partnered with Constellation, an Exelon Company and CPower Energy Management to bring Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy (EME) program and CPower’s Demand Response (DR) program to DuPage County businesses and municipalities.

BREAKFAST WITH THE CHAIRMAN

Posted on: March 4, 2020
DuPage County business leaders gathered on Wednesday, February 26 at a breakfast hosted by Choose DuPage and DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin to discuss the Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act, and how it affects the workplace.

1st ANNUAL STATE OF DUPAGE COUNTY & WESTERN SUBURBS CRE MARKET

Posted on: February 17, 2020
This event brings together business owners and decision makers in DuPage County to discuss important business issues and trends. Click to read a recap of the event.

Why choose the Village of Bensenville?

Posted on: February 13, 2020
Located adjacent to O’Hare International Airport and surrounded by major expressways is the Village of Bensenville – home to over 1,300 businesses and one of the largest industrial parks in Illinois. Click to learn more about The Village and all it has to offer for you business.

Shape your future with the 2020 Census

Posted on: February 12, 2020
Choose DuPage is excited to announce that we are partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census. As a partner of DuPage County's Complete Count Committee we will be working to make sure our community is accurately represented in the upcoming decennial count to promote our County's efforts.

A Great Illinois County to Open or Expand Your Business

Posted on: February 12, 2020
A Great Illinois County to Open or Expand Your Business
In today’s economy, business is changing rapidly. We explore important factors to consider in site selection and a great Illinois county to open a business.

What to Consider When Selecting a Location for Your Food Processing & Distribution Business

Posted on: February 10, 2020
Considerations When Selecting a Location for Your Food Processing and Distribution Business
We explore six considerations a business owner should contemplate before selecting a final location for their food processing and distribution business.

DuPage County is Home to Young Professional Amanda Regan

Posted on: February 4, 2020
For Media Relations Account Executive, Amanda Regan, DuPage County is home. Read her story to know why millennials like Amanda are choosing to live and work in DuPage County.

Naperville Welcomes Second Costco Location to East Ogden Avenue

Posted on: January 31, 2020
The City of Naperville recently announced that it will welcome the second Costco location to the East Ogden Mall on the City’s far northeast side.

POWERING BRILLIANT CONNECTIONS FOR DUPAGE

Posted on: January 29, 2020
PowerForward DuPage Building
PowerForward DuPage Connects Businesses and Residents with the best and brightest as they advance the electrical industry.

ComEd Customers Experience Best-Ever Reliability in 2019

Posted on: January 29, 2020
Smart grid and system improvements help prevent more than 13 million outages since 2012.

DuPage County 2019 Annual Economic Indicators Report

Posted on: January 28, 2020
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
Year-end economic indicators show positive momentum in DuPage County. Click to read the data proving DuPage County's consistent growth. 

CRGC Offers Grants to Local Companies Ready to Export

Posted on: January 22, 2020
Chicago Regional Growth Corporation is accepting applications for the 2020 CRGC Export Grant Program. The program will award grants up to $5,000 to help small and medium-sized companies across Northeastern Illinois.

CRGC Offers ExporTech™ to Help Local Companies Develop Export Plans

Posted on: January 22, 2020
Chicago Regional Growth Corporation, with support from Cook County, partners and sponsors, will offer two sessions of ExporTech in 2020.

DuPage County Corporate Relocation Tips

Posted on: January 19, 2020
smiling corporate professional
Corporate relocation is no small task. The managerial staff must juggle significant pieces, including moving crucial employees, choosing a trustworthy corporate moving company, and seizing

Aurora University joins Choose DuPage Board of Directors

Posted on: January 8, 2020
Choose DuPage is pleased to welcome Aurora University to its Board of Directors. 

Top Real Estate Transactions in 2019

Posted on: December 12, 2019
2019 was another formidable year in Economic Development for DuPage County. Click to see a snapshot of some of the top real estate transactions that took place in 2019.

Royal Power Solutions Opens State-of-the-Art Innovation Center

Posted on: December 10, 2019
Royal Power Solutions has added a $3-million Innovation Center to its Illinois headquarters. Click here for the full story.

NAI Hiffman, Marquette Management join Choose DuPage Board of Directors

Posted on: December 6, 2019
Choose DuPage is pleased to welcome NAI Hiffman and Marquette Management to its Board of Directors. Click to read more about the two companies.

Edward Hospital achieves Magnet recognition for nursing excellence fourth time

Posted on: December 4, 2019
For the fourth time, Edward Hospital has achieved recognition as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

DuPage County Q3 Economic Indicators Report

Posted on: October 30, 2019
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
Choose DuPage has released its 2019 Third Quarter Economic Indicators Report, with data proving DuPage County's consistent growth. Click here to view the report.

2019 BMW Championship Delivers Big Win to DuPage County

Posted on: September 27, 2019
The DuPage Sports Commission, in partnership with the Western Golf Association and Medinah Country Club, has released the 2019 BWM Championship Economic Impact Report, recognizing the most significant sports event to call DuPage County home in 2019.

The Shuman is Now Open in Naperville

Posted on: September 27, 2019
The 350K SF building was designed to help companies recruit and retain talent. The multi-tenant building includes private meeting rooms, a lounge, a game room, a golf simulator, a bike storage room and a LifeStart fitness center. Tenants have already leased approximately 35K SF.

BREAKFAST WITH THE CHAIRMAN

Posted on: September 19, 2019
How to Navigate Generational Diversity, Engage your Workforce and Create a Winning Culture. DuPage County business leaders gathered on Wednesday, September 18 at a breakfast hosted by Choose DuPage and DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin to discuss how to navigate generational diversity, engage your workforce and create a winning culture.

RTA Announces New Board Member David R. Andalcio

Posted on: August 16, 2019
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announces the appointment of David R. Andalcio as its newest board member, representing DuPage County. Director Andalcio replaces Director Patrick J. Durante, who served on the board with distinction for 20 years.

Mid-Year Economic Indicators Show Growth for DuPage County Business Sector; Strong Demand for Industrial and Office Space

Posted on: August 15, 2019
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
Choose DuPage has released its 2019 Q2 Economic Indicators Report, with mid-year data supporting continued low unemployment and a consistent pattern of growth for business and industry.

Greg Bedalov to Return as President and CEO of Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance

Posted on: August 6, 2019
We are pleased to announce Greg Bedalov as our new president and CEO. Bedalov is returning to his DuPage County roots after serving as the leader of two state agencies.

2018 Annual Report, The New Page

Posted on: August 1, 2019
Choose DuPage is a story of success. Click here to read a story shaped and championed by the sharpest business minds in the region. It's all detailed here in our 2018 annual report.

WernerCo Locates Global Headquarters to Hamilton Lakes

Posted on: July 30, 2019
WernerCo, an international manufacturer and distributor, recently announced it will move its global headquarters to Hamilton Lakes in Itasca to accommodate future growth as the company continues to manufacture innovative products.

Two DuPage County Companies Receive Exporter of the Year

Posted on: July 1, 2019
Two companies located in DuPage County were named the recipients of the 2019 Governor's Export Awards. Congratulations to Medgyn and Denbur, Inc. for receiving the category of Exporter of the Year.

New Winfield Industrial Development Open for Tenants

Posted on: June 25, 2019
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the opening of the North Avenue Commerce Center, a Class A industrial building and the largest commercial development in Winfield’s history.

Ribbon-Cutting held for Liquid Technology in Bensenville

Posted on: June 25, 2019
Liquid Technology opened their newest location at 487 Thomas Drive in Bensenville. The 19,400 SF of additional space for the company will allow for asset processing and improving turnaround time for customers.

Letter to the Editor: Data center incentive will be good for Illinois

Posted on: June 22, 2019
The following is a letter to the editor from John Quinn, Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance Chair

Intersect Illinois Brings Together Economic Development Partners from Throughout the State to Attend SelectUSA In Washington, D.C.

Posted on: June 12, 2019
Team Illinois to showcase the state’s assets and attract international companies at annual trade and foreign direct investment summit.

Edward-Elmhurst Health completes 188,000-SF lease in Warrenville

Posted on: May 9, 2019
Edward-Elmhurst Health has announced a 188,000-square-foot relocation and expansion of its headquarters to 4201 Winfield Road in Warrenville, Illinois, the old Navistar HQ building.

DuPage County Shows Strong First Quarter; Continued Growth, Low Unemployment

Posted on: May 9, 2019
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
Data from the 2019 First Quarter Economic Indicators report shows DuPage County’s unemployment rate is the lowest in the region; second lowest in the state, having dropped from 4.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to 3.2 percent in Q1 of 2019.

Open Position: Choose DuPage President & CEO

Posted on: May 7, 2019
The Choose DuPage Board of Directors is accepting applications for the position of Choose DuPage President and CEO.  Click to view the profile and accountabilities for this important leadership role.

Tech Innovator and Entrepreneur Howard Tullman Shares Insight on Industry Trends; Latest Tools and Technologies Shaping the Future of Business

Posted on: May 2, 2019
Nearly 700 Area Business Leaders Attend 10th Annual DuPage County Regional Outlook Event Addressing an audience of nearly 700 of the region's top business and

ComEd Encourages Economic Development & Growth in Illinois

Posted on: April 30, 2019
ComEd’s Economic and Business Development team strategically partners with state and regional development stakeholders to grow Illinois’ diverse business base. Customers enjoy industry-leading reliability performance, access to 100% renewable energy options, and an extensive portfolio of energy efficiency programs. Click to read more.

Regional Business Outlook: Meet the Speakers

Posted on: April 12, 2019
DuPage County Regional Business Outlook
Join regional business leaders as we come together to survey the regional and global economy, and learn to harness the latest tools and technologies shaping the future. The 10th Annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook will be on May 1. Click to read about the speakers.

SMS Assist Hires 100th Naperville Employee, Plans Further Growth

Posted on: March 27, 2019
SMS Assist has hired its 100th Naperville employee, and it’s not slowing down. Less than six months after announcing its expansion to the western suburb, the company will host two employment events with the goal of hiring an additional 100 customer service representatives.

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer

Posted on: March 21, 2019
Targeted for 2021 delivery, the Argonne National Laboratory supercomputer will enable high-performance computing and artificial intelligence at exascale. It will be used to dramatically advance scientific research and will be the most powerful computer in the U.S.

Furthering Economic Growth and Development for DuPage County in 2019

Posted on: March 14, 2019
John Carpenter, Choose DuPage
Read an opinion editorial, written by John A. Carpenter, President & CEO of Choose DuPage. The editorial outlines five key areas of focus for Choose DuPage in 2019 that will further capitalize on our unique position to ensure continued success for economic development growth in DuPage County.

Green Bay Packaging Expands Operations In Illinois

Posted on: October 24, 2018
Green Bay Packaging
Green Bay Packaging (GBP) is set to break ground for the construction of a new 170,000 square foot complex. Downers Grove was chosen as a central location to serve the Chicagoland area and allow for future growth of the business. 

DuPage County's Business Climate Holds Strong in Third Quarter

Posted on: October 12, 2018
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
Choose DuPage has released its 2018 Third Quarter Economic Indicators Report proving DuPage County’s sustainable economic health and consistent growth. Data shows DuPage County’s unemployment rates, as well as industrial and office vacancy rates, have all lowered over the past year.

Global Supplier Alicona Relocates US Headquarters to Hamilton Lakes in DuPage County

Posted on: October 10, 2018
Alicona
Alicona, the world’s leading global supplier of optical 3D surface measurement solutions, recently moved their US headquarters to Hamilton Lakes in Itasca from Bartlett, Illinois.

Three, maybe five new tenants coming to DuPage Business Center

Posted on: October 2, 2018
DuPage Business Center
After years of setbacks, the DuPage Business Center in West Chicago is getting several new projects that officials say will bring jobs and economic development to the area.

Project Savannah

Posted on: September 10, 2018
Project Type: Business attraction Jobs: 40-100 New Locations: Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas/Houston Criteria: Close to airports & potential clients in logistics, retail, healthcare, & field service industries Project

In Chicago, Data Centers are Moving to the Suburbs

Posted on: September 4, 2018
After a steady run of tight supply and high demand, the market is ramping up for construction on a number of new projects this year. The Chicago market added 43 megawatts of data center supply last year, and construction is picking up with 16.6 megawatts underway.

SMS Assist Focuses on Customer Service with New Office

Posted on: September 3, 2018
CityGate Centre
SMS Assist, one of Chicago’s fastest-growing technology companies, today announced a major expansion with the opening of a second area office in suburban Naperville. 

Plans in place to renovate Butterfield Office Plaza

Posted on: August 14, 2018
Butterfield Office Plaza
Clear Height Properties and its JV partner Corcoran Commercial Real Estate, have launched the renovation and repositioning plans for 26Twentyfive, formerly known as Butterfield Office Plaza which was acquired in July. 

Chicago Regional Growth Corporation

Posted on: August 11, 2018
Together with Cook, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties, DuPage County and Choose DuPage have joined in supporting regional economic development through the Chicago Regional Growth Corporation (CRGC). The organization fosters collaboration and cultivates a regional approach to economic development in order to generate inclusive growth and prosperity across northeastern Illinois.

Aldi expands corporate footprint in Naperville

Posted on: August 7, 2018
Aldi Naperville
The discount retailer will continue to operate its headquarters in Batavia and will lease additional space at 1000-1100 East Warrenville Road in Naperville, also known as the Naperville Woods Office Center. 

Bridge Development Breaks Ground on 678,000 Sq. Ft. Project in Downers Grove

Posted on: August 3, 2018
Bridge Development Groundbreaking
Bridge Development Partners, LLC recently broke ground on Bridge Point Downers Grove. The 678,858 sq. ft. industrial/office development is on a 54-acre site off Lacey and Finley Roads, north of Warrenville Road, will be completed in early 2019. 

Public-Private Collaboration Expands Commuter Options and Connects Employees, Public to Oak Brook via Elmhurst Metra Station

Posted on: July 28, 2018
Chariot
The Regional Transportation Authority of Northeastern Illinois (RTA), the Village of Oak Brook, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, and Chariot have teamed up to launch a new weekday microtransit shuttle route to connect commuters from the Metra station in Elmhurst to 10 commercial properties along and near Commerce Drive in Oak Brook.

Mid-Year Economic Indicators Show DuPage County Remains a Regional Leader in Unemployment, Job Creation and Average Salary

Posted on: July 16, 2018
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
The 2018 Second Quarter Economic Indicators Report shows DuPage County remains a powerhouse in the region for economic growth. Mid-year data confirms DuPage County’s unemployment rates dropped to 2.6 percent – the lowest unemployment rate in the region and third lowest in Illinois.

Don't reinvent wheel on western access to O'Hare

Posted on: July 14, 2018
Western Access O'Hare
In a letter to the editor of Crain's Chicago Business, Choose DuPage & DuPage County responded to an editorial lauding the recent agreement between the Illinois Tollway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, clearing the way for building a western access to O'Hare.

Breakfast with the Chairman

Posted on: July 2, 2018
Breakfast with the Chairman
Leaders in real estate and development gathered on Thursday, June 20 at a breakfast hosted by Choose DuPage and DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin for a lively discussion about how changing technology and innovation impact businesses’ office space needs.

Marketing Committee Meeting 6/5/18

Posted on: June 6, 2018
Meeting Date: June 5, 2018 Members Present: Ray Kinney, Bob Hutchinson, Hugh Elliott, Ahmed Elganzouri, Wendy Parks, Ken Wiktowski, Ed Sitar Staff Present: John Carpenter,

Tentative deal set on O'Hare western access

Posted on: June 5, 2018
Western Access O'Hare
After three years of bitter public feuding, the Illinois Tollway and the Canadian Pacific Railway have reached a tentative deal that finally should clear the way for long-awaited western access to O'Hare International Airport.

Powering Business Growth: ComEd's Itasca Substation Expansion Update

Posted on: May 9, 2018
ComEd
Construction has progressed at ComEd’s Itasca Substation expansion project, which is part of a long-range plan to meet an anticipated need for more power in the western O’Hare region.

Chicago Blackhawks CEO Shares Perspective on Building a Winning Culture with DuPage County Business Leaders

Posted on: May 1, 2018
Regional Business Outlook
Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough shared insights into leading a successful organization and building a winning culture before an audience of nearly 700 of the region's top business and civic leaders during the ninth annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook event on May 2 at the Drury Lane Conference Center.

Governor Recounts Investment and Business Growth Mission to Europe

Posted on: April 24, 2018
Gov. Bruce Rauner, addressing the media to recap his 10-day investment and business growth mission to Germany and Poland, said today that he and his delegation of Illinois business leaders met with dozens of companies to discuss foreign direct investment in Illinois.

Why to Choose DuPage: Robust Job Market with Excellent Opportunities

Posted on: April 22, 2018
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
Choose DuPage has released its 2018 First Quarter Economic Indicators Report outlining DuPage County’s continued economic growth. While maintaining the lowest unemployment rate in the region, the average annual salary in DuPage County is higher than both the state and national average.

Governor Leads Delegation to Europe

Posted on: April 9, 2018
Governor's Delegation to Europe
Choose DuPage is joining the Intersect Illinois delegation that is in Germany this week for a jobs mission with Governor Rauner and members of Team Illinois. The jobs mission will have a brief stop in Poland before continuing to Germany. Between April 17th and April 24th, the Team will cover over 1,600 miles and attend 20 plus meetings. 

New spec industrial building strategically located at Western Bypass

Posted on: April 2, 2018
A joint-venture between Distribution Realty Group and EverWest Real Estate Investors announced its plans to develop an approximately 190,000 square foot speculative industrial building at 220 York Road in Bensenville, Illinois.

DuPage County's Energy Efficiency Success

Posted on: March 4, 2018
ComEd
ComEd works closely with its economic development allies to leverage our top-performing electric reliability, the competitive Illinois energy market, and our business-focused energy efficiency program to help power innovation and create jobs. 

Breakfast with the Chairman

Posted on: February 28, 2018
Breakfast with the Chairman
Leaders in healthcare and human resources gathered on Thursday, February 15 at a breakfast hosted by Choose DuPage and DuPage County Board Chairman, Dan Cronin to discuss ‘Population Health & Improving Healthcare Performance’ in DuPage County. 

Please, no O'Hare deal without Western Access

Posted on: February 28, 2018
Western Access O'Hare
As Greg Hinz reported in his February 25 column, “$8.5 billion O'Hare expansion deal about to land,” the city of Chicago is close to deal for a massive expansion of O'Hare International Airport. The new O'Hare deal includes a major step towards a providing passenger access from the west— the construction of a 10,000-space employee parking lot on O’Hare’s western edge is a start. As anticipation builds for the announcement of a final deal, establishing a western access point to the airport must remain a critical component of the overall O’Hare Modernization Project (OMP).

DuPage County: Open for Business and Continuing to Thrive

Posted on: February 12, 2018
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
The findings from Choose DuPage's 2017 Annual Economic Indicators Report confirms DuPage County’s economy is stronger than ever. Data suggests DuPage County offers a business-friendly environment for a variety of industry sectors including healthcare and manufacturing.

State of the County

Posted on: January 10, 2018
Hosted by Chamber630, the annual State of DuPage County luncheon took place on January 10th. At the event, Chairman Cronin addressed an audience of over 200 DuPage business leaders on the County's efforts to reduce taxes, provide an attractive business climate, and create efficiencies in government, as well as the opportunities 2018 will bring.

O'Hare Western Access is Road to Opportunity

Posted on: December 23, 2017
Western Access O'Hare
There have been a number of stories written over the past few years regarding the progress of the Western Access O'Hare project. Local media has recently questioned if the new I-390 Tollway will ever lead somewhere. It appears people have short memories. The new I-390 Tollway is part of the Western Access effort that will eventually connect to O'Hare creating a western access point to the airport -- a project vital to our region, and especially DuPage County.

Year-End Update on Choose DuPage's 4-Point Plan

Posted on: December 13, 2017
John Carpenter, Choose DuPage
In 2015, Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance launched a 4-point plan—four strategic initiatives to further economic evolution and drive development in DuPage County. As 2017 draws to a close, I’d like to reflect on the progress of these initiatives and plans for the future.

Marketing Committee Meeting 12/5/17

Posted on: December 12, 2017
Meeting Date: December 5, 2017 Members Present: Ray Kinney, Ron Lunt, Beth Marchetti Staff Present: John Carpenter, Courtney Healy, Lisa Miceli The marketing committee reviewed

DuPage County Board Honors Innovation DuPage

Posted on: December 11, 2017
Innovation DuPage, the new business incubator and accelerator developed by College of DuPage in partnership with Choose DuPage, Rev3 and the Village of Glen Ellyn, received additional praise Dec. 12 in the form of a formal proclamation from the DuPage County Board.

Portuguese Company Relocating U.S. Headquarters to DuPage County

Posted on: December 11, 2017
A-To-Be
Last month, executives from Portuguese mobility services company A-to-Be met with leaders from the County and toured Elite Manufacturing in Bloomingdale. The company is preparing for the relocation of its U.S. operations from Colorado to DuPage County following its recent award to supply the Illinois Tollway with 270 Automatic Toll Payment Machines (ATPMs).

Real Estate Firm New Home Star Takes No. 2 Spot on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2018 List

Posted on: December 4, 2017
Chicago-based New Home Star, which also has an office in Elmhurst is the largest private seller of new homes in America. Recently, they were honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018.

Marketing Committee Meeting 12/5/17

Posted on: December 3, 2017
Meeting Date: December 5, 2017   Members Present: Ray Kinney, Ron Lunt, Beth Marchetti   Staff Present: John Carpenter, Courtney Healy, Lisa Miceli   The

ComEd Expands, Digitizes Itasca Substation to Meet Anticipated Regional Growth

Posted on: November 26, 2017
ComEd
ComEd has broken ground on an expansion project at its Itasca Substation as part of a long-range plan to meet an anticipated need for more power in the region, in part due to expected growth in the construction and operation of data centers in the Elk Grove area as well as business in the western O'Hare market.

Board of Director's Meeting - Oct 25, 2017

Posted on: October 25, 2017
Click here to download the meeting agenda.   Click here to download the presentation.

Marketing Committee Report: Executive Committee 10/9/17

Posted on: October 19, 2017
THIRD QUARTER WEBSITE ANALYTICS Jul 1 – Sep 30, 2017 Total Website Visits: 8,040 +23%  Top Pages Visited: Home Page Property Index Western Access O’Hare

Choose DuPage Third Quarter Economic Indicators Report Shows Strong Climate to Help Regional Bid for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Posted on: October 14, 2017
Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report
Choose DuPage has released its 2017 Third Quarter Economic Indicators Report showing continued growth in DuPage County’s industrial market. Job creators and entrepreneurs are choosing DuPage County to build and expand their operations, while unemployment rates consistently remain lower than both state and federal levels. Data suggests DuPage County offers a business-friendly environment for a variety of industry sectors.

Applications Open for EDGE Tax Credit

Posted on: October 12, 2017
The Illinois Department of Commerce is pleased to announce that as of today - Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - applications for the new EDGE Tax Credit program are being accepted.

Brisa Mobility

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Project Type: Headquarters Facility Jobs: 15 New Location: Esplanade in Downers Grove Brisa Mobility is a Portuguese-based technology company that makes all the technology inside toll booth machines.

Amita Health

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Project Type: Headquarters Facility Jobs: 1,100 New Location: Navistar Campus in Lisle Amita Health is a healthcare network looking to consolidate its headquarters in Arlington Heights along with

Hungarian Airplane Manufacturer

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Project Type: Business Attraction Jobs: 6 New Location: Toured DuPage Business Center/Airport This company is looking to relocate their facility in Texas to Illinois. The facility would be for

Project Simba

Posted on: October 10, 2017
Project Type: Business Attraction Jobs: 10 New, growing to 20 jobs Location: Needs to be within 60 miles of O'Hare International Airport This project is an Italian manufacturer

Amazon

Posted on: October 9, 2017
Project Type: Headquarters Facility Jobs: 50,000 New Location: Seeking a location near a major metropolitan area, close to an airport, with access to tech talent. Amazon is seeking

Letter of Support for Amita Health

Posted on: October 9, 2017
October 2, 2017   The Honorable Christopher Pecak & Village of Lisle TrusteesVillage of Lisle925 Burlington AvenueLisle, IL 60532   Re: Amita Health Headquarters Relocation

Project Hive

Posted on: October 8, 2017
Project Type: Headquarters Facility Jobs: 500 New Location: I-88 Corridor Project Hive is a large, retail headquarters  with $4 billion in sales that is looking to lease 200,000

Rexnord Corporation

Posted on: October 8, 2017
Project Type: Retention, Expansion Jobs: 25 New, 310 Existing Location: Ellsworth Business Park in Downers Grove Rexnord is a multi-platform industrial leader building a new 248,000 SF facility

Marketing Committee Report: Executive Committee 10/9/17

Posted on: October 3, 2017
THIRD QUARTER WEBSITE ANALYTICS Jul 1 – Sep 30, 2017   Total Website Visits: 8,040 +23%    Top Pages Visited: Home Page Property Index Western

Letter of Support for Amita Health

Posted on: October 2, 2017
October 2, 2017 The Honorable Christopher Pecak & Village of Lisle TrusteesVillage of Lisle925 Burlington AvenueLisle, IL 60532 Re: Amita Health Headquarters Relocation Dear Mayor

Featured Property: Brewster Creek Business Park

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Brewster Creek Business Park
Located in the DuPage County portion of the Village of Bartlett, Brewster Creek Business Park is a former gravel quarry turned growing business park developed through a partnership between the Village of Bartlett and Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Company. 

Rexnord Corporation to Build New Aerospace Facility in Downers Grove

Posted on: September 4, 2017
The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation announced today that Rexnord Corporation will build a new manufacturing facility and Aerospace Headquarters in Downers Grove. Rexnord plans to redevelop

Amita Health to move headquarters, 1,100 jobs to Lisle

Posted on: August 21, 2017
Written by: Alby Gullan | Published by: Crain's Chicago Business   As Amita Health expands its reach under a big new merger, the health system plans to

2016 Annual Report

Posted on: August 4, 2017
We DEFINE our success by how we DESIGN our success.   And DuPage County is designed for prosperity.   2016 was a prosperous year, full of

The Truth Behind Business Migration

Posted on: July 29, 2017
The following is a letter to the editor from John Carpenter, President & CEO, Choose DuPage   Here we go again. A recent article published

Mid-Year Review Shows Continued Strong Economic Indicators for DuPage County

Posted on: July 28, 2017
DuPage County continues to boast lowest unemployment and lowest industrial vacancy rates in the region   Choose DuPage has released its 2017 Second Quarter Economic

Close to 700 Business Leaders Attend 8th Annual DuPage County Regional Outlook Event

Posted on: May 1, 2017
Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, shared his perspective on the impact of innovative technologies on the DuPage County economy with an audience of 700 top

2017 First Quarter Economic Indicators Show Low Unemployment, Vacancy Rates

Posted on: April 24, 2017
Choose DuPage has released its 2017 First Quarter Economic Indicators Report this week, once again confirming DuPage County maintains a thriving business climate. Due to

NAI Hiffman completes lease renewal at Butterfield Centre in Lombard

Posted on: April 12, 2017
NAI Hiffman announced that Waste Management has signed a lease renewal at 700-720 E. Butterfield Road in Lombard, Illinois. NAI Hiffman Executive Vice President, Michael Van Zandt,

Internet Park Could Be Coming to Naperville

Posted on: April 12, 2017
  A space outside of City Hall could soon transform into an outdoor internet workspace open to the public.   “The idea is that we

Let's reshape view of blue-collar jobs

Posted on: April 7, 2017
A Letter to the Daily Herald Editor   A March 23 editorial published by the Daily Herald, "Community colleges help students find jobs on the

Chicago to deliver on western access facility for passengers at O'Hare, officials say

Posted on: April 6, 2017
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY: DAILY HERALD, APRIL 7 | VIEW ARTICLE Suburban officials have high hopes an actual building where fliers can check bags, go through security

St. Regis/R.S. Owens

Posted on: March 29, 2017
Business Attraction   St. Regis, a Canadian award manufacturer, and R.S. Owens, a Chicago awards manufacturer that makes the Oscars, are now joining forces and

Choose DuPage Panel Discusses Workforce Issues Facing Manufacturers

Posted on: March 23, 2017
Contributed and originally published by: Pioneer Service Inc. | View Original Article A number of organizations joined forces to discuss the growing challenge of fueling the

Luxury Amenities, Restaurant Planned for Marq on Main Apartment Complex in Downtown Lisle

Posted on: March 19, 2017
Proximity to the Lisle commuter station is not the only attraction of Marq on Main, the mixed use residential community currently under development on the

Oak Brook Lakes

Posted on: March 3, 2017
Oak Brook Lakes is a 91-acre development in Oak Brook, Illinois. This 10-year project broke ground in February 2017 and offers a great synergy to

Spotlight on Carol Stream

Posted on: February 7, 2017
In the last year, Carol Stream economic development has been booming. Several projects (listed below) have resulted in over 1 million square-feet of new or expanded

ComEd Achieves Industry Leading Reliability Results

Posted on: February 6, 2017
ComEd’s improved reliability helps drive economic growth and achieve record customer satisfaction    For the last five years, ComEd has updated and modernized its electrical

Chinese Power Tool Manufacturer Moving its North American HQ to DuPage from Michigan

Posted on: January 8, 2017
  A Chinese power tool manufacturer is moving its North American headquarters to Naperville from Michigan, taking over an empty new building developed for a

Illinois moves to regain its EDGE

Posted on: January 8, 2017
It looks like Illinois is back in the business of offering Edge tax credits to companies that expand in the state. But that may not

Step on Toes, Get Rid of Silly Little Governments

Posted on: January 3, 2017
Published by: Sun-Times, Editorial When people run for public office, they always promise to make government more efficient and less expensive. Republican or Democrat, they

Cordoba Properties acquires 100,000 SF industrial property in Bensenville

Posted on: December 23, 2016
NAI Hiffman recently announced the sale of 516-554 N York Road, a 100,000-square-foot industrial complex in Bensenville, Illinois.   NAI Hiffman Senior Vice President, John

Amazon to Expand Again in Illinois

Posted on: December 16, 2016
The company’s presence grows to eight facilities and more than 7,000 full-time jobs in the state   December 20, 2016 Amazon, Intersect Illinois and the Illinois

Choose DuPage Value Proposition

Posted on: November 27, 2016
Click here to download the Choose DuPage Value Proposition, adopted in February 2016.   

Tiny cars may solve big transportation problem

Posted on: November 7, 2016
Tiny cars may help solve a very big problem in transportation. “The first mile/last mile challenge” is an issue that says you can only take

CoreCentric Solutions, Inc. Consolidates Operations; Moves into New Facility

Posted on: October 23, 2016
CoreCentric Solutions, Inc., a leader in aftermarket service solutions, has consolidated all operations into a new state-of-the-art facility in Carol Stream, IL.   The company

First Mile Last Mile Transit Solutions—Coming to a Suburb Near You!

Posted on: October 18, 2016
  Progressive communities are bucking a current trend by improving the reverse commute to attract large companies and talent to the suburbs. The missing link

Danco Converting to Consolidate, Relocate Operations to Carol Stream Facility

Posted on: September 24, 2016
Cushman & Wakefield has represented Chicago-based Danco Converting in the acquisition of an 110,071 rentable square foot manufacturing facility located at 455 E. North Ave.

Letter to the Editor:
DuPage County is Far From Being 'Over'

Posted on: September 14, 2016
We noted with interest Crain’s coverage of news related to the Fitch rating of DuPage County. Far from being “over,” or the homogeneous land of

DuPage County New & Expanded Companies, 2012-2016 Highlights

Posted on: September 5, 2016
The following is a summary of projects from 2012-2016. The information below was prepared by Choose DuPage from various sources. In some cases, information may

Man bites dog? DuPage eyes public transit, bikes, to boost economy

Posted on: August 20, 2016
  The head of DuPage County's economic development unit is plugging an unorthodox idea—better use of public transit, and even bicycles—as a critical step to

Why Real Estate Developers Should Choose DuPage

Posted on: August 15, 2016
  John Carpenter's 4-Point Plan for Economic Development   Choose DuPage CEO John Carpenter is aggressively pursuing business in DuPage County. Before he speaks at

Hyundai moves into new Central U.S. Regional office in Oakbrook Terrace

Posted on: August 1, 2016
  Cushman & Wakefield announced that the Central Regional Offices of Hyundai Motor America (“HMA”) have relocated into TransAm Plaza Two in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Ron Lunt Named Private Sector Co-Chair of Choose DuPage

Posted on: July 30, 2016
  New co-chair brings over 44 years of real estate experience to Choose DuPage leadership Choose DuPage is pleased to announce Ron Lunt, partner at

Spec Office Development Returns to Oak Brook

Posted on: July 27, 2016
    The building at 2100 Swift will have a new look, and many significant changes, including a set of windows that will allow natural light to

O'Hare gate expansions good news for western access, Cronin says

Posted on: July 20, 2016
  Talk of adding gates on O'Hare's west side and an underground people-mover are positive signals that the suburbs' clout drought at the airport is

Letter to Crain's Chicago Business Editor: The West Loop Can Have McDonald's

Posted on: July 15, 2016
Written by: John A. Carpenter, President & CEO | Choose DuPage    Sure, Ronald McDonald is packing up and leaving Oak Brook, but we need

Section of former Elgin-O’Hare Expressway now a tollway

Posted on: July 8, 2016
The completed western section of Illinois Route 390 is now officially part of the state’s tollway system.  

Luxury rental development breaks ground adjacent to Hamilton Lakes Business Park in Itasca

Posted on: July 1, 2016
  When you think of luxury rental developments, what do you picture? Modern apartment towers rising from the busy downtowns of major cities, right? That

American Academy of Pediatrics moving to new HQ in Itasca

Posted on: June 28, 2016
  The American Academy of Pediatrics is moving its headquarters from Elk Grove Village to a 183,000-square-foot building in Itasca being constructed by Opus Group. 

Command Alkon Inc. signs long-term lease at Oak Brook 22

Posted on: June 17, 2016
CBRE Arranges 11,195 SF Office Lease at Oak Brook 22     The growing software company, which supplies integrated solutions for construction materials producers worldwide,

Shorr Packaging Corp. Commemorates New Headquarters

Posted on: June 16, 2016
Shorr Packaging Corp. celebrated its new 242,732 square-foot headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4000 Ferry Road in Aurora, Illinois.   Shorr’s new state-of-the-art building

DuPage Real Estate Transactions

Posted on: June 14, 2016
For the Week of June 12, 2016 Sales Michael Marconi and Joe Karmin of Transwestern represented both parties in the sale of a 40,000 SF

Woodridge Business Walk Helps Support Local Businesses

Posted on: June 9, 2016
Mayor Cunningham and Village staff embarked upon the first ever Woodridge Business Walk on Tuesday, May 24. The Woodridge Plaza shopping center was chosen as

Oak Brook Office Buildings Sell for $24 Million

Posted on: June 7, 2016
A Boston real estate investor sold a pair of Oak Brook office buildings for $24 million, not much more than it paid for them more

Zurn Industries Signs 134,514 SF Lease in Bensenville

Posted on: June 5, 2016
Zurn Industries is relocating its operation in Elkhart, IN and consolidating with its existing operations in the Chicago area to DuPage County.   Zurn Industries,

ABC 7: Live in Your Neighborhood

Posted on: May 20, 2016
Highlight on DuPage County with Judy Hsu  

Perma-Seal Expands HQ in DuPage

Posted on: May 19, 2016
  Naperville City Council voted Tuesday night to sell 5 acres of land the city doesn't need so it can become the future home of

Inland Real Estate chairman honored with Gold Stevie award

Posted on: May 16, 2016
  Inland Real Estate Group Chairman and CEO Daniel L. Goodwin was named the winner of a gold Stevie Award as the Executive of the

NAI Hiffman’s Mark Moran: I-88 corridor, Chicago industrial market both thriving

Posted on: May 12, 2016
Mark Moran, executive vice president and partner with NAI Hiffman in Oakbrook Terrace, and Choose DuPage board member, has seen plenty of industrial markets. So

ABC7 Live in Your Neighborhood: DuPage Entrepreneurs

Posted on: May 10, 2016
ABC7's Judy Hsu reported live Friday, May 6 from the Morton Arboretum, highlighting local favorites and hidden gems in DuPage County, Illinois' second most populous

NAI Hiffman's Office Market Review: Q1 2016

Posted on: May 10, 2016
Suburban Office Market The overall suburban office market experienced negative absorption due to a weakened start to the year in the North Suburbs while the

Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union Leases 25,930 SF in Naperville

Posted on: May 10, 2016
New Tenant Took Occupancy in March Alloya, a corporate federal credit union, signed a lease earlier this year for 25,930 square feet at 184 Shuman Blvd.

Comptroller Munger Shares Perspective on Solving Illinois' Financial Crisis with DuPage County Business Leaders

Posted on: May 9, 2016
More than 750 Business Leaders Attend 7th Annual DuPage County Regional Outlook Event   On May 3, 2016, Comptroller Leslie Munger shared solution-focused principles to

Bradford Real Estate Announces Intent to Proceed with a New Grocery Store in Lombard, IL

Posted on: May 9, 2016
Advancing the Village Board goal of addressing key redevelopment sites in the community, the Village of Lombard announces that Bradford Real Estate will be pursuing

First Quarter Economic Report Shows Surge of New Business in DuPage County

Posted on: May 9, 2016
  DuPage County economy flourishing; unemployment rate remains lowest in region while industrial and office vacancies attract new business   The 2016 First Quarter Economic Indicators

Hon. Dan Cronin's Address at City Club of Chicago

Posted on: May 9, 2016
Watch the video below to hear the address made by The Honorable Dan Cronin, Chairman of the DuPage County Board at the City Club of

Computer System International Inc. in Villa Park Wins the regional Comcast Innovation 4 Entrepreneurs Competition

Posted on: May 4, 2016
30 Startups and Entrepreneurs Across U.S. Recognized for Innovative Use of Technology in their Business Comcast Business announced that 30 small business owners from across

You can always go...downtown--but does it always make sense?

Posted on: May 3, 2016
The urban migration paradigm From 2010 to 2015, approximately 2.5 million SF was absorbed in the CBD, reflecting 43 relocations from the suburbs. Some of

CyrusOne Shells Out $130 Million to Buy CME Group Data Center

Posted on: May 3, 2016
CME Group announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its suburban Chicago data center in Aurora, Ill. to CyrusOne, Inc., (NASDAQ: CONE)

Letter to Crain's Chicago Business Editor: Invest in R&D

Posted on: April 18, 2016
Written by: John A. Carpenter, President & CEO | Choose DuPage  Recent headlines don't boast many positives when it comes to our state's rising unemployment

DuPage Business Leaders Head to Springfield

Posted on: April 15, 2016
Earlier this month, 25 DuPage business leaders and delegates took a full day away from their business to visit with legislators in Springfield. Choose DuPage, along

Suburban Chicago Office Market - Strengths and Challenges

Posted on: April 6, 2016
Produced by: CBRE The Chicago CBD office market has received a lot of attention lately, but the suburban market has been performing very well, outpacing

Debunking the Myths of Suburban Office Leasing

Posted on: April 5, 2016
Originally published by: Chuck Sudo, Bisnow Chicago | View Article While it’s true more companies are flirting with downtown moves to court and attract a

Economic Report Finds Business Climate Thriving in DuPage County

Posted on: April 4, 2016
Report showcases DuPage as the premier business location with the lowest unemployment in the region   The 2015 Annual Economic Indicators Report confirms DuPage County

Local Exports Drive Growth in DuPage County

Posted on: April 4, 2016
DuPage County is a great place to build and grow a business, but as many of our local companies know, more than 70 percent of the

Village of Lombard Economic Incentive Policy Facilitates New Retail Developments

Posted on: March 18, 2016
Sam's Club and Bluestone Single Tenant Properties LLC Coming to Lombard Advancing the Village’s goal to explore all options to bring new business activity to the Village’s

Pace Service Restructuring

Posted on: March 15, 2016
Proposed service changes to improve regional connectivity and provide a more complete network to DuPage County and the region as a whole The plan is

Talent Trumps Cost as the Leading Driver of Real Estate Decisions

Posted on: March 15, 2016
Study by: CBRE | View Study Singular focus on cost is being challenged by new paradigm—“people, people, people”—as corporate executives increasingly view office environments as

Elmhurst College Skills for the Digital Earth

Posted on: March 11, 2016
FREE 4-Week Online Course Ever stop to think about how important location is when using your smart phone? Elmhurst’s Skills for the Digital Earth MOOC explores

Suburban Real Estate Market Strong Despite Uncertainty

Posted on: March 11, 2016
Written by: Richard R. Klicki | Daily Herald | View Article Moderator James Elsener, Daily Herald Business Ledger, leads the Newsmakers' Forum discussion. Photo Credit:

Choose DuPage Value Proposition

Posted on: March 10, 2016
Click here to download the Choose DuPage Value Proposition, adopted in February 2016. 

Any way you look at it, DuPage’s economy is thriving

Posted on: March 9, 2016
  By nearly any measure, DuPage County’s economy is thriving. Home to nearly 40,000 businesses and 700,000 jobs, DuPage County is a formidable economic force

Samtec to Open Design and Development Center in Lisle

Posted on: March 8, 2016
Samtec announces the opening of an interconnect design and development center in the Chicago, IL suburb of Lisle. This office is a critical element of

Top Lease Transactions of 2015

Posted on: March 2, 2016
Transaction Data from JLL, NAI Hiffman, CenterPoint Properties     Top industrial Lease transactions of 2015   company namelocationsquare feet Fellowes 2850 Duke Pkwy.  |  Aurora

DuPage County Workforce Survey Results

Posted on: March 2, 2016
  Choose DuPage and JLL recently conducted a survey to help better understand the needs and desires of the current workforce – including ideal workplace environments, amenities,

Northwestern Medicine Welcomes Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital To The Health System

Posted on: March 1, 2016
Chicago and Wheaton, IL – March 1, 2016 – Northwestern Memorial HealthCare announced today that Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has become the newest member of Northwestern

Developers to build warehouse in Bartlett amid strong market

Posted on: February 27, 2016
By: Ryan Ori, Crain's Chicago Business – Ridge Development plans to build a 271,200-square-foot warehouse in Bartlett, following one of the best years ever for local industrial

Village of Lombard State of the Village Address

Posted on: February 26, 2016
Village of Lombard President Keith Giagnorio delivered the 2016 State of the Village Address at the Lombard Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Wednesday, Feb.

Fourth Quarter 2015 Economic Indicators

Posted on: February 23, 2016
  Here is the economic indicators report for the fourth quarter of 2015.   Sales Tax Receipts   DuPage County sales tax receipts were $359 million

Lombard Community Development Department Launches Information Series Regarding Retail

Posted on: February 19, 2016
  LOMBARD, Illinois — The Village of Lombard’s Community Development Department recently launched an online informational series about the process of opening a retail store

Argonne Research Projects Will Help Optimize Grid

Posted on: February 16, 2016
The nation's electric power grid is becoming more complex. As the system incorporates more sources of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, utilities

CBRE Global Outlook Foresees Moderating Growth in Commercial Real Estate Rents and Investment Activity in 2016

Posted on: February 16, 2016
Moderate economic growth with low interest rates, punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility—the factors that have characterized the world economy for the past few

Molex Expands its Medical Business with Innovative New Capabilities

Posted on: February 16, 2016
Molex, LLC will bring its deep expertise and wide range of solutions for the medical industry to MD&M West, February 9 - 11, booth 1746.

AT&T Fiber Reaches 1 Million New Business Customer Locations

Posted on: February 16, 2016
AT&T today announced that it has added 1 million additional business customer locations to its fiber network since 2012 when the company began its aggressive fiber

Designing the Office of the Future

Posted on: February 16, 2016
Don't plan it around (what you think you know) about U.S. Millennials

DuPage County Retains AAA Bond Rating

Posted on: February 10, 2016
The DuPage County Board announced recently the County has retained its AAA bond rating, the highest possible, during recent reviews with Fitch Ratings and Standard

DuPage County's Energy Efficiency Success

Posted on: February 4, 2016
ComEd works closely with its economic development allies to leverage our top-performing electric reliability, the competitive Illinois energy market, and our business-focused energy efficiency program

Pace's Higher Pre-tax Benefits Celebrated

Posted on: February 4, 2016
As tax season begins, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined Pace Chairman Richard Kwasneski and other local transit officials to encourage employers and mass transit commuters

President & CEO John Carpenter's Interview with NCTV17

Posted on: February 2, 2016
Choose DuPage President & CEO, John Carpenter, and Tonia Khouri, DuPage County Board Member, recently spoke with NCTV17 about the business environment in DuPage County.

Cloud Tax Gives Startups Sticker Shock

Posted on: February 2, 2016
By: John Pletz, Crain's Chicago Business Like shoppers getting a post-holiday credit card bill, tech companies are suffering sticker shock after finding out what the

Letter to the Editor: Crain's Chicago Business, Cloud Tax Gives Startups Sticker Shock in Chicago

Posted on: February 2, 2016
Dear Editor, This letter is in response to John Pletz’s piece titled “Cloud tax gives startups sticker shock,” I’m pleased to avoid the chill in

Governor Rauner's State of the State Address

Posted on: January 28, 2016
As prepared for delivery. Below is Governor Rauner's State of the State Address, release January 2016.

The Price of ‘Gamesmanship’

Posted on: January 27, 2016
An article published by the Daily Herald Business Ledger recently looked into what could be threatening the progress of Western Access O’Hare (aka the Elgin-O’Hare

Suburban Office Vacancy Hits Lowest Level in 14 Years

Posted on: January 27, 2016
By: Ryan Ori, Crain's Chicago Business Suburban Chicago office landlords didn't sign any blockbuster leases in the fourth quarter, but they still had reason to

Illinois Moves Up to #2 in the Nation for Electrical Grid Modernization

Posted on: January 26, 2016
ComEd Smart Grid project helps position Illinois for improved ranking in Grid Modernization Index CHICAGO (Jan. 25, 2016) – In 2015 ComEd achieved record reliability

Seize the Future Development Foundation is Now Invest Aurora

Posted on: January 20, 2016
Aurora, IL – Seize the Future Development Foundation, Aurora’s economic development partnership is now Invest Aurora. The city of Aurora launched a branding initiative in

Mesirow Financial Named One of the Best Places to Work in Money Management

Posted on: January 18, 2016
Mesirow Financial announced that it has been named among the Best Places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, the leading source for

Innovation in DuPage County

Posted on: January 18, 2016
From astonishing waves of innovation to technology that changes business models – DuPage County is a place of emerging opportunities.

Calamos Investment Team Releases January 2016 Economic Outlook

Posted on: January 15, 2016
The paper explains why the team expects bifurcation and volatility to remain dominant themes in 2016, making positioning especially important. Topics covered in the piece include the

Positive Outlook for 2016: Business Leaders Expect U.S. Economy to Continue to Improve

Posted on: January 15, 2016
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- BMO Harris Bank released a study today that found business owners and executives in the United States are looking ahead to 2016 with

Technologist in Residence pilot program pairs companies with national labs to advance clean energy

Posted on: January 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently selected representatives from Argonne National Laboratory for three of seven spots in its new Technologist in Residence pilot

NAI Hiffman Office Market Peek: 4th Quarter, 2015

Posted on: January 12, 2016
The Chicago suburban office market totaled 186,000 SF of net absorption during the quarter, improving the 2015 total to 877,000 SF. The vacancy rate declined

Industrial Market's Outstanding 2015 Results

Posted on: January 12, 2016
Fourth quarter positive net absorption totaled 2.3 million SF, driving the annual absorption total to an impressive 22.3 million SF. The fourth quarter vacancy rate

Rev3 Celebrates Another Year of Success

Posted on: January 6, 2016
By Richard R. Klicki, Director of Content Development, Daily Herald The past year has been quite a busy one on the suburban technology scene. Over the

InBIA Spotlight: Rev3 Innovation Center

Posted on: January 6, 2016
InBIA, The International Business Innovation Association, members around the world have helped launch countless companies that have had lasting impacts on their communities, their industries and their

Shorr Packaging Acquires Mack Paper, Expanding Resources for Customers

Posted on: December 31, 2015
Shorr Packaging Corp., with corporate headquarters in Aurora, and national locations and distribution centers nationwide, announced today the acquisition of Mack Paper Co., a packaging

JBS Commercial Real Estate Announces the Long-Term Lease of Hyundai at Two Trans Am Plaza in Oakbrook

Posted on: December 28, 2015
JBS Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce that local ownership group, American Landmark Properties has completed a long term lease with Hyundai Motor America

Third Quarter 2015 Economic Indicators

Posted on: December 15, 2015
Here is the economic indicators report for the third quarter of 2015.

Ownership or Leasing Opportunity Available on Navistar Campus

Posted on: December 9, 2015
300,000 - 595,000 square feet is available for sale or lease at 2701 Navistar Drive in Lisle. 

County Board Approves 2016 Budget with No Property Tax Increase

Posted on: December 8, 2015
The DuPage County Board approved the 2016 budget on Nov. 24, which reduces spending and includes no property tax increase for the eighth consecutive year.

2015 Business Forum Recap

Posted on: December 7, 2015
Choose DuPage with CBIZ and Rathje & Woodward, LLC hosted the annual DuPage County Business Forum at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois on November 18.

Community Center Ribbon Cutting

Posted on: December 7, 2015
County Board member Paul Fichtner (back row, second from right) joined County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (front row, fourth from left) and members of the

Morgan / Harbour to build 15,072-square-foot warehouse in Lombard

Posted on: December 2, 2015
By: Stephanie Aguilar, Midwest Real Estate News Morgan / Harbour has been selected to construct a 15,072-square-foot office/warehouse for Kosmek USA Ltd. at 650 Springer

City of Elmhurst: Close to Anything, Unlike Everything

Posted on: November 24, 2015
The City of Elmhurst is committed to provide responsive and superior governmental services in an environment of respect in order to protect and enhance the

Administration Takes Step Forward on Job Creation - EDGE Tax Credits

Posted on: November 20, 2015
DCEO Signing EDGE Tax Credit Agreements; Still Will Not Disburse; Film Credits, Enterprise Zones Also Impacted After reaching economically-responsible compromises on Unemployment Insurance Reform, the Child

Nic Zito of Choose DuPage Keynotes Leadership Conference

Posted on: November 12, 2015
Nic Zito, Business Services Director, was the Keynote Speaker for the VEI Leadership Conference on Oct. 20, 2015. 

WGN Podcast: Innovation Happening in DuPage County

Posted on: November 12, 2015
Director of Rev3 Innovation Center, Nic Zito, is talks about the companies using this great space to manufacture products, write software and drive the third industrial

Lombard Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Metra Underpass Tunnel

Posted on: November 11, 2015
LOMBARD, Illinois— On Monday, November 9, Lombard Officials and staff celebrated the new Metra Underpass Tunnel with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Lombard Village President

Aurora Business, Spectrum Technologies, Receives Metro Chicago Exports Grant

Posted on: November 3, 2015
Spectrum Technologies, located in Aurora, offers affordable weather and plant measurement tools to help professionals use objective data to make better decisions regarding plant, crop,

Brewster Creek Business Park Luncheon

Posted on: November 3, 2015
Join us at 1540 Hecht Drive, Units D-E, to meet area real estate brokers, Village officials and business leaders from Brewster Creek, while enjoying a

Suburban and CBD Office Markets Tighten

Posted on: October 29, 2015
The Chicago suburban and CBD office market fundamentals showed third quarter improvement, marked by positive absorption totals and declining vacancy rates.

Employee-Inspired Invention Places ComEd on Top 100 Finalists List for 14th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

Posted on: October 28, 2015
Patent-pending safety device protects electric utility workers from potential dangers. Out of 535 nominees ComEd, the largest utility in Illinois, has been selected as one of

Pace brings better transit to the Aurora area, effective October 26

Posted on: October 28, 2015
Highlights include improved service frequency and hours of service Beginning October 26, transit riders in the Aurora area will begin using an all-new service model

Coriant Announces New Leadership to Drive Growth

Posted on: October 28, 2015
Coriant, a proven supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries, announced that Shaygan Kheradpir has been named Chief Executive

NAI Hiffman represents Deen Investments in new 12,171 SF lease

Posted on: October 28, 2015
First Student, a transportation company that provides safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation services to school districts, is relocating to 1717 Park Street in Naperville, Illinois.

Letter From the President & CEO, John Carpenter

Posted on: October 26, 2015
Dear DuPage County Businesses, Residents & Stakeholders, It is an honor to have been selected as President & CEO of Choose DuPage. In the month

Illinois: A Natural Leader

Posted on: October 12, 2015
Illinois has a more than $700 billion economy and is an international center of global commerce. It is a leader in industries such as clean

Suburban Office Market Shows Improvement

Posted on: October 9, 2015
The Chicago suburban and CBD office market fundamentals showed third quarter improvement, marked by positive absorption and declining vacancy rates. 

Downers Grove Business, Blue Diamond Athletic Displays, Receives Metro Chicago Exports Grant

Posted on: October 8, 2015
Finisher medals are a symbol of hard work, dedication and accomplishment, to say the very least for some. That’s why husband and wife, Ken and

Work begins on Wood Dale Interchange to new Route 390 O'Hare access road

Posted on: October 6, 2015
The new Route 390 western access road to O’Hare won’t be complete for two years, but work gets under way this week on the Wood

Letter to the Editor: Crain's Chicago Business

Posted on: September 30, 2015
Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Joe Cahill’s September 26 column, Why McDonald’s and Walgreens need to move downtown. In the article, Mr.

Q&A with the President & CEO

Posted on: September 29, 2015
John Carpenter began his role of President & CEO of Choose DuPage on Monday, September 21, 2015. The following is a short interview with Carpenter. For

Chairman Cronin Shares Successes, Challenges, and an Outlook for DuPage County

Posted on: September 29, 2015
Monday, September 28 Chairman Dan Cronin, DuPage County Board addressed Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce members at the annual State of the County luncheon. The

ICSC Chicago Deal Making

Posted on: September 28, 2015
These deal making events are a great opportunity for owners, developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, municipalities, property asset managers and product and service providers to gather under

Record Year for DuPage County Tourism Revenues

Posted on: September 24, 2015
For the third straight year, newly released Illinois tourism figures show DuPage County posting historic highs in annual revenues while helping boost the county’s economy.

SBACNow, Rev3 to Host Suburban Venture Pitch Session

Posted on: September 18, 2015
SBACNow & Rev3 Innovation Center have teamed up to bring you the Suburban Venture Pitch Session. Join us on October 8th to see three start-up

John Carpenter Selected as President & CEO

Posted on: September 17, 2015
Choose DuPage, the driving force for economic development in DuPage County selected John Carpenter as the new President and CEO. Carpenter most recently served as

Illinois DCEO Discusses Partnerships, Competitive Business Climate

Posted on: September 15, 2015
At our recent Quarterly Communities Meeting luncheon, Erik Brejla and Victor Narusis from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity discussed partnerships and Illinois'

Brewster Creek Business Park Continues Driving Economic Development in Bartlett

Posted on: September 11, 2015
Home to 75 businesses housed in 35 buildings, the Village of Bartlett has a sophisticated network of connected businesses, suppliers, and associates in a specific

ComEd Recognized as One of the Top 10 Utilities for Economic Development

Posted on: September 8, 2015
Industry-leading publication highlights ComEd’s capital investments totaling more than $3 billion and the creation of 22,000 new jobs across northern Illinois. Site Selection magazine has

Nic Zito of Rev3 Innovation Center to be Honored in Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards

Posted on: September 8, 2015
Nic Zito will receive the Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs Award. Naperville, Illinois – Rev3 Innovation Center’s Nic Zito will be honored in the 16th Annual

Sustainability Simplified Seminar

Posted on: August 28, 2015
Save money and improve productivity at this free 1/2 day seminar for DuPage Businesses! Businesses and manufacturers will learn how small changes can yield profitable

Oak Brook could get 4-story medical center on York Road

Posted on: August 20, 2015
By: Chuck Fieldman, Pioneer Press A 70-foot tall ambulatory care center and parking structure is what officials from Rush University Medical Center and Midwest Orthopaedics at

Coriant Brings Optical Transport Innovation to the Kingdom of Bhutan

Posted on: August 17, 2015
Bhutan Telecom Selects Coriant® hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform for New HighCapacity DWDM Backbone Network Optimized for Mobile and Fixed Line Broadband Services. Coriant, a

Water Street Update

Posted on: August 14, 2015
It’s been about three months since ground was officially broken on Marquette Companies Water Street District Development, and in that time plenty of big changes

Choose DuPage Making a Difference

Posted on: August 14, 2015
By: John R. Quigley, President and CEO of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce. While the state of Illinois continues to struggle in the field of

Suburban Offices Refilling Office Space Left by Companies Moving to City

Posted on: August 11, 2015
By: Ryan Ori, Crain's Chicago Business A run of big-name companies moving offices from the suburbs to downtown Chicago is a lift for the city,

Community Invited to Tour Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital's New Pavilion

Posted on: August 11, 2015
A dedication and open house for Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s new Deb and Alan Feldman Cardiovascular Pavilion is scheduled at 4 pm Aug. 25 at

Edward Heart Hospital Cardiodiagnostics Earn National Accreditation

Posted on: August 11, 2015
Edward Heart Hospital’s cardiodiagnostics department has earned a three-year accreditation in nuclear cardiology from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The cardiodiagnostics department uses procedures like

Energy Efficiency Expo 2015: Innovation and Action

Posted on: August 7, 2015
New business development managers, sustainability leaders, building engineers and facility managers won’t want to miss the 2015 Energy Efficiency Expo.

New hotel doubles banquet center size in Naperville

Posted on: August 6, 2015
By: Marie Wilson, Daily Herald Business Ledger The 1,000-seat banquet hall Naperville has been seeking for more than a decade is now open at the

Comcast Adds 200 Jobs in DuPage County

Posted on: July 30, 2015
New Technician Support and Logistics jobs created will play a crucial role in efforts to enhance the customer experience Comcast announced today that the company is hiring

Office Market Fundamentals Show Year-To-Date Improvement

Posted on: July 29, 2015
The Chicago suburban office market fundamentals showed improvement year-to-date, despite a flat performance during the second quarter. Year-to-date absorption remains positive at 130,000 SF despite quarterly

Western Access O'Hare Opens New Ramps

Posted on: July 24, 2015
Published by the Daily Herald, read original article here.  State and local transportation officials will be opening three much-anticipated ramps connecting Route 53 (westbound I-290)

Legislative Update: SB 398 - Happy Hour

Posted on: July 24, 2015
On July 15th Governor Rauner signed Senate Bill 398 into law – bringing back “Happy Hour” in Illinois for the first time since 1989. Representative

Greatest Mid-Year Velocity in Seven Years

Posted on: July 24, 2015
JLL's Chicago Suburban Office Market Report As vacancies have tightened across the suburbs, rental rates have been increasing. Year-over-year, Class A rental rates increased across

The Jewel of the Western Suburbs – Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Posted on: July 21, 2015
Small-town charm, civic pride, friendly people, and a premier school system are just some of the reasons businesses and residents choose Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Hub Group, Duchossois Building in Oak Brook

Posted on: July 19, 2015
In Spring 2014, officials from Duchossois Real Estate LLC, announced the acquisition of four buildings in Oak Brook with the hopes of turning them into

Wheaton City Council Selects CCS International to Analyze Costs of Downtown Strategic Plan

Posted on: July 14, 2015
By: Jessica Cilella, Daily Herald The Wheaton City Council will work with an Oakbrook Terrace-based firm to analyze the cost of its estimated $52 million

Suburban Office Vacancy Falls to 8-year Low in Second Quarter

Posted on: July 14, 2015
By: Ryan Ori, Crain's Chicago Business Suburban office vacancy fell to an eight-year low in the second quarter, as expanding companies continued to boost demand

Downtown Naperville Water Street District Construction to Begin Week of April 5

Posted on: July 14, 2015
The Water Street District mixed use development proposed for the southern end of Downtown Naperville will include a mix of retail businesses, restaurants, a 158-room

Suburban Office Markets Post Positive Net Absorption Year-To-Date

Posted on: July 8, 2015
The Chicago suburban office market year-to-date absorption totaled 130,000 SF, largely due to strong demand for class "A" space. The vacancy rate measures 18.37% for

Why Export?

Posted on: June 25, 2015
How Exports are Fueling the U.S. Recovery Exports represent a staggering 54% of GDP growth in the top 100 metropolitan areas in the United States. Traded

Current Economic Environment in DuPage County

Posted on: June 25, 2015
Below is a recap of the presentation Economic Development Director, Bryan Gay, gave at Powering the Future, where the region's economic development leaders discussed the

O'Hare Office Market Conditions

Posted on: June 24, 2015
Presented by NAI Hiffman At the crossroads of I-294 and I-90, the O'Hare submarket is in the center of all of Chicagoland's suburban marketplaces. In

Western Access O'Hare: 2015 Project Update

Posted on: June 23, 2015
The Road Ahead is Full of Promise In 2015, work on the Western Access O'Hare project includes completion of roadway improvements on the western end

Illinois Route 390 Construction Update

Posted on: June 23, 2015
Project Overview The first phase of the Western Access O'Hare project includes building the new Illinois Route 390. The Illinois Route 390 Project scheduled to be

Western Suburbs Voted One of the Best Places to Start a Business in Illinois

Posted on: June 22, 2015
Mentoring and helping others come naturally to the people around Chicago. So says Nick Rosa, founder and a managing director of Sandbox Industries, an incubator

I-290 Interchange Project Update

Posted on: June 22, 2015
As part of the Western Access O'Hare project, the Illinois Tollway is completely rebuilding the I-290 Interchange at Illinois Route 390, formerly known as the

Elmhurst Road Interchange Project at I-90

Posted on: June 22, 2015
Project Overview In 2015, work continues to build the new Elmhurst Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90). The Illinois Tollway will complete

Pace Rapid Transit Investment Plan

Posted on: June 15, 2015
Representatives from Pace revealed information about their Cook-DuPage Rapid Transit Investment Plan at a recent Quarterly Communities Meeting.

Hamilton Partners Aids in New Downers Grove Commute Option

Posted on: June 15, 2015
Employees at the Esplanade office complex will have a new Downers Grove commute option that began April 6, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Metra, Pace, the Regional

ComEd's Power System Reliability in 2014 was Company's Second Best on Record

Posted on: June 11, 2015
Delivering safe, reliable electricity is essential to Illinois’ economic growth. ComEd provides top quartile reliability and an array of innovative programs and services to 3.8 million customers across northern

First Quarter 2015 Economic Indicators

Posted on: June 9, 2015
Here is the economic indicators report for the first quarter of 2015.

Bi-Link to Join Rev3 Innovation Center

Posted on: May 27, 2015
Bi-Link, a collaborative design company, will join the Rev3 Innovation Center during the summer of 2015. Bi-Link works with engineering teams to solve complex design

West Chicago’s DuPage Business Center to welcome DS Containers

Posted on: May 26, 2015
An exciting new development will soon break ground at the DuPage Business Center in West Chicago. CenterPoint Properties recently announced the details of a 300,278 square foot build-to-suit distribution center for DS Containers.

Office Space for Today’s Workforce

Posted on: May 22, 2015
At CityGate Centre, located in northwest Naperville, you can find a place created for today’s workforce – urban, swanky, and accommodating. This Class-A office space

ComEd and Schneider Electric Partner to Deploy Green Button Connect My Data

Posted on: May 20, 2015
ComEd program puts power in customers’ hands to share their energy usage data. CHICAGO (May 18, 2015) – ComEd is joining forces with Schneider Electric,

Reaching Into the Global Market: Export Seminars for Small Manufacturers

Posted on: May 15, 2015
Metro Chicago metal manufacturers exported over $11 billion last year. Exports have grown 7% annually since 2012. Is your business ready to export to high

Advertising Agency, MACLYN, Relocates to Bigger Space in DuPage County

Posted on: May 14, 2015
Boutique advertising agency, MACLYN, relocated to a new space in Naperville at the beginning of May, 2015. The 5,500 sq/ft building is an improvement from

Broad-based coalition of more than 240 Illinois organizations calls for update of expiring state communications law

Posted on: May 13, 2015
Coalition to update the law features significant support from health care, agriculture, education, local government, business, tech and community groups, including Illinois employer groups, Illinois

NAI Hiffman Moves to New Oakbrook Terrace Office

Posted on: May 13, 2015
After more than 15 years in our Oakbrook Terrace headquarters, NAI Hiffman leadership determined last year that our company and our clients would benefit from

ComEd 2014 System Reliability Continues to Deliver Strong Results

Posted on: May 11, 2015
Smart Grid implementation, system improvements continue to benefit customers and enhance economic development opportunities. ComEd today announced that its power system reliability in 2014 was

Communities Partner to Fill Empty Dominick’s Stores

Posted on: May 11, 2015
A group of nine Chicago area communities, representing ten former Dominick’s stores, have kicked off a regional economic development attraction effort, “One Call, 10 Stores,

Governor Rauner Shares Perspective on Illinois Business Climate with DuPage County Business Leaders

Posted on: May 7, 2015
Choose DuPage, Ice Miller LLP and Mesirow Financial hosted Sixth Annual Convening on the Region’s Economic Health. OAKBROOK TERRACE – (May 5, 2015) Governor Bruce

Metro Chicago Exports Launches Small Business Grant Program

Posted on: May 6, 2015
CHICAGO - Metro Chicago Exports (MCE) today announced the launch of a Grant Program to help small- to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow in international trade, specifically

Construction Community Praises Lombard Efforts at Builder/Developer Open House

Posted on: May 4, 2015
LOMBARD, IL – Recognizing the benefits of communication to the development community, attendees of the May 1 Village of Lombard’s Builder Open House lauded the

Suburban Office Vacancy Improves, CBD Vacancy Rises

Posted on: April 28, 2015
Here is NAI Hiffman's market review for the first quarter of 2015.

Village of Lombard Named to List of 'Top 10 Best Chicago Suburbs for Young Professionals'

Posted on: April 24, 2015
LOMBARD, IL – The Village of Lombard was recently named #7 on the Top 10 Best Chicago Suburbs for Young Professionals list from real estate

Sam’s Club Announces Intent to Move Forward on New Store in Lombard

Posted on: April 17, 2015
LOMBARD, IL – Sam’s Club, Hamilton Partners, Oakridge Realty, and the Village of Lombard jointly announce that Sam’s has reached a tentative agreement to proceed

2014 Annual Economic Indicators

Posted on: April 16, 2015
Below is the annual economic indicators report for 2014.

Office Market Starts Year Strong in Suburbs, Slower Downtown

Posted on: April 9, 2015
The Chicago suburban office market began 2015 with improved market fundamentals: 360,000 SF was absorbed during the quarter and the overall vacancy rate improved 37

Choose DuPage Attends SelectUSA Investment Summit

Posted on: March 30, 2015
Greg Bedalov, President and CEO of Choose DuPage, attended the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington DC., March 23-24.

Nicor's Economic Development Program

Posted on: March 30, 2015
Nicor Gas discussed their economic development program at Choose DuPage’s Quarterly Communities Meeting March 12, 2015. Their presentation covered several utility projects and an economic development partnership.

Woodridge Residential, Commercial and Retail Development Rebounds in 2014

Posted on: March 25, 2015
Woodridge experienced positive developments in the commercial and retail sectors during 2014. In the spring, Art Van Furniture officially opened its 68,000-square-foot store located at

ComEd's Approach to Economic and Business Development Services

Posted on: March 13, 2015
ComEd discussed their approach to economic and business development at Choose DuPage's Quarterly Communities Meeting March 12, 2015. Their presentation covered the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act,

County Approves Green Building Incentives

Posted on: March 11, 2015
The DuPage County Board approved an incentive program to encourage developers and property owners to "build green" projects throughout the County. Following the approval of

Shorr Packaging Awarded Company of the Year by The Illinois Chapter of The ESOP Association

Posted on: March 9, 2015
Shorr Packaging Corp. has been named the 2015 esop Company of the Year by the Illinois Chapter of The ESOP Association. The ESOP Association is

Suburban office vacancies hit six-year low, indicating strong market gains

Posted on: March 5, 2015
As Chicagoland continues to attract major users and headquarters including Advocate Health Care, Duchossois Group, and Capital One, the seven-county region is exhibiting strong market

Lextech Quadruples Office Space at Opus Place, Downers Grove

Posted on: February 11, 2015
Lextech, one of the nation's fastest-growing software companies, quadruples their office space in a move to Opus Place in Downers Grove, Illinois. Lextech develops enterprise

Fresh Thyme to Relocate Headquarters to Downers Grove

Posted on: February 5, 2015
By: Micah Maidenberg, Crain's Chicago Business An organic grocer that plans an ambitious expansion across the Midwest has inked deals for two more Chicago-area stores as

Aurora Public Library, Seize the Future Development Foundation, Announce RFP

Posted on: February 2, 2015
Seize the Future Development Foundation, Aurora’s economic development public/private partnership, in conjunction with the Aurora Public Library, announces a request for proposals for the downtown

Absorption Positive for Suburban Offices, According to CBRE

Posted on: January 28, 2015
Choose DuPage board member CBRE details their current market activity, trends and market challenges. CBRE's suburban offices absorbed 1,168,331 SF while the Central Business District absorbed 798,226

Spotlight on Elk Grove Village

Posted on: January 26, 2015
Elk Grove Village is reaping the rewards of its efforts to be known as the most business friendly community in the U.S. With commercial development

Q&A: Benefits of Moving into Rev3, Future of Technelion, and More

Posted on: January 21, 2015
Language translation and multicultural marketing agency, Technelion, provides solutions to help customers make their content available in any language, and on the platform of their

Rev3 Innovation Center, Technelion, featured on NCTV17

Posted on: January 21, 2015
Nic Zito, Project Manager at Rev3 Innovation Center, and Claudia Freed, Business Development and Finance Director at Technelion, were featured on NCTV17's spotlight series. Zito explains

Rev3, Choose DuPage talk technology trends of 2015

Posted on: January 19, 2015
Written by: Anna Marie Kukec, Daily Herald Wearable technology, more connections with your house and car, and faster speeds continue to dominate the hottest technologies

Metro West Manufacturing Workforce Collaboration

Posted on: January 15, 2015
Developing Manufacturing Career Paths The Metro West Manufacturing Workforce Collaboration is an initiative established to develop manufacturing career paths for unemployed and underemployed people. Over the next

Top 5 Features of Successful Metro Export Efforts

Posted on: January 12, 2015
Written by: Amy Liu and Benjamin Sio, www.brookings.edu As the third year of the Global Cities Initiative draws to a close, it is time to take stock

4th Quarter Absorption Positive for Suburban Offices

Posted on: January 8, 2015
In this video, NAI Hiffman COO of Brokerage John Picchiotti is joined by NAI Hiffman Vice President Adam Johnson to discuss the latest statistics and

2014 Year in Review

Posted on: December 19, 2014
Written by Greg Bedalov, President & CEO of Choose DuPage 2014 marked a banner year in economic development - not only for DuPage County, but

Spotlight on Lombard

Posted on: December 10, 2014
Home to a growing population of about 43,000 people, the Village of Lombard contains a dynamic mix of business, school, living and much more that

Third Quarter 2014 Economic Indicators

Posted on: December 4, 2014
Here is the economic indicators report for the third quarter of 2014.

Recap: DuPage County Business Forum 2014

Posted on: December 3, 2014
Choose DuPage with CBIZ and Rathje & Woodward, LLC hosted the annual DuPage County Business Forum at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois on November 19.

Aurora named as one of the world's Smart21 Communities of 2015

Posted on: October 30, 2014
(Aurora) - The Intelligent Community Forum named the City of Aurora as one of the world's Smart21 Communities of 2015. This select group of communities

Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Market to open Carol Stream location Oct. 29, 2014

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Carol Stream, Il. (October 24, 2014)- Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets. Inc. today announces it will be opening their Carol Stream location, marking the company’s 8th

International Economic Development Council Honors Choose DuPage

Posted on: October 24, 2014
Oct. 23, 2014, LISLE, Ill.—The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the world’s largest economic development organization, honors Choose DuPage for its 2013 Annual Report. At

Robert Hutchinson Named Private Sector Co-Chairman

Posted on: October 2, 2014
Bob Hutchinson, president of Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust, a Wintrust community bank, has been named Private Sector Co-Chair of Choose DuPage, joining DuPage County

City Spotlight: Elmhurst, IL

Posted on: September 24, 2014
Home to nearly 45,000 people, the City of Elmhurst offers a dynamic mix of location, rail-based transportation and business-friendly tools that make it one of

Save Time, Increase Productivity on Jet Air Shuttle from DuPage with BizCharters

Posted on: August 26, 2014
BizCharters, a new public air charter service based out of DuPage Airport, is changing the way travelers fly. Offering daily commuter service from DuPage Airport

Leading Global Technology Provider SKF Group Has Selected Naperville for its New Research and Development Facility Location

Posted on: August 14, 2014
International Employer to Help Create Jobs and  Economic Growth in Naperville The City of Naperville is proud to announce that Swedish-based industrial manufacturer SKF Group

Chicago Suburban Office Research Results

Posted on: July 16, 2014
Presented by: JLL JLL is pleased to share the 2Q14 office reports for the Chicago suburbs. Included are the Office Statistics, Office Highlights, and Office Insight reports. 

Illinois Unveils New Five-Year Economic Development Plan

Posted on: July 2, 2014
CHICAGO—The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today issued a five-year economic development plan for Illinois, a proposal that sets out the state’s

Aurora, Illinois Announces New Grant Program

Posted on: June 27, 2014
New Downtown Finish Line Grant Program to Assist in Downtown Aurora Building Rehabilitation (Aurora, IL) – Seize the Future Development Foundation, Aurora’s economic development public/private

Governor Quinn Visits Bensenville, Illinois

Posted on: June 27, 2014
Governor Quinn Visits Bensenville for New Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Bensenville, IL - On June 19th, 2014 Governor Pat Quinn held a press conference at

DuPage County Chosen to Receive Federal Funds as a Manufacturing Community

Posted on: June 13, 2014
Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership DuPage County is part of a regional effort named as one of 12 “manufacturing communities” in the nation by the

A Premier Location for Headquarters and Residents Alike

Posted on: May 28, 2014
Downers Grove, Illinois 2013 was a strong year for economic development in Downers Grove, and 2014 is shaping up to be even better. In addition

Fifth Annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook Event a Success

Posted on: May 22, 2014
 LISLE, IL, May 22, 2014 — "Corporations are willing to put money into their business," according to Diane Swonk, chief economist and senior managing director

Absorption Positive for Suburban Office, Negative Downtown

Posted on: April 28, 2014
Published by: NAI Hiffman Market Reviews Suburban Office Market Vacancy Rate: 19.67% Net absorption in the suburban office market outpaced the downtown office market during

CenterPoint Properties Chooses DuPage for Work/Life Balance, Accessibility

Posted on: April 18, 2014
CenterPoint Properties, located in Oakbrook, Illinois focuses on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply

Elmhurst Partners Provides Support to Businesses & Organizations

Posted on: April 16, 2014
About Elmhurst Partners Elmhurst Partners draws on the considerable resources and educational expertise of Elmhurst College, operating through the School for Professional Studies. As part

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Returns to DuPage County

Posted on: April 15, 2014
Once again, DuPage County welcomes the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a series of summer concerts and events. Last year, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuted a

Customers Benefit from Record Reliability Generated by ComEd

Posted on: March 31, 2014
Smart Grid, Infrastructure Upgrades Credited with Historic Service Performance CHICAGO (March 27, 2014) – ComEd today announced that its power system reliability in 2013 was

Spotlight on Oakbrook Terrace

Posted on: March 24, 2014
Oakbrook Terrace is the home to corporations like Ferrara Candy Company, Redbox, Graycor, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, BCS Financial and The Joint Commission. With

DuPage County Accounts for Approximately 8% of Illinois’ Overall Private Sector Growth

Posted on: March 24, 2014
Governor Quinn recently announced an independent study has identified Illinois as having one of the most thriving private sectors in the nation. The report stated

CCS International, Inc. chose DuPage County for big economy, great quality of life

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Ian Parr, President When Ian Parr started his business, CCS International, Inc in 1979 out of his home in Glen Ellyn, he knew one day

Warrenville – a Place for Businesses of all Sizes

Posted on: February 13, 2014
Warrenville, Illinois is a place for businesses of all sizes, from international corporations to small start-ups. The City of Warrenville possesses the location, transportation network,

Spotlight on Oak Brook

Posted on: January 6, 2014
From being named Google’s eCity of the State of Illinois, to the long-awaited completion of Oakbrook Center, and several new business and retail developments, 2013

Illinois Tourism Breaks 100 Million Visitor Mark for the First Time

Posted on: January 3, 2014
Illinois set an all-time record for tourism, breaking the 100 million visitor mark in 2012. International visitors rose 11.8 percent last year to set another

Record $184 Million Year for Illinois Film Industry

Posted on: January 3, 2014
lllinois’ film industry generated a record $184 million in spending in 2012, resulting in more than 2,200 full-time equivalent jobs. Governor Quinn signed a 10-year

$68 Billion in Illinois Exports Drive Economic Growth, Create Jobs

Posted on: January 3, 2014
Illinois is the largest exporting state in the Midwest and the fifth largest in the Country. Illinois exports rose 5.1% to $68.1 billion in 2012

Illinois Ranks #5 in Nation for Best Corporate Locations

Posted on: January 3, 2014
Illinois ranks #5 in the nation for new and expanded corporate facilities, moving up two spots from last year’s seventh place ranking, according to the

Illinois Economy Posts Strong Fourth Quarter Growth

Posted on: January 2, 2014
Governor Pat Quinn announced that Illinois’ economy posted the strongest growth in the Midwest for September and October, and nearly 40,000 jobs in the last

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Manufacturing Lab

Posted on: January 2, 2014
Governor Pat Quinn joined officials from the University of Illinois and UI LABS to launch the Illinois Manufacturing Lab (IML) – a key initiative to

Small Business Initiative Puts People to Work Across Illinois

Posted on: January 2, 2014
The federally-funded Advantage Illinois program launched less than two years ago has helped scores of companies create nearly 2,000 jobs by providing Illinois entrepreneurs with

Message from the Director of Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Posted on: January 2, 2014
As we bring 2013 to a close, I would like to take a moment to review DCEO’s successes and reiterate our continued commitment to creating jobs and

Illinois Coal Exports Set Record, Fuel Economic Growth

Posted on: January 2, 2014
Illinois coal output rose last year against the tide of shrinking U.S. production, as global demand for Illinois coal soared. The report and its recommendations

The Elgin O'Hare/Western Access (EOWA) Project Overview

Posted on: November 20, 2013
Published by: Illinois Tollway The Elgin O'Hare Western Access (EOWA) Project has the potential to change the face of Illinois' northwest suburbs, the Midwest region

Universal Technical Institute Opens New State of the Art Industry Campus

Posted on: November 19, 2013
Lisle, Ill. (November 13, 2013) - Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the nation’s leading provider of post-secondary education for individuals seeking careers as professional automotive,

O'Hare western access gets $69 million federal boost

Posted on: November 14, 2013
Published by: Crain's Chicago Business, Written by: Greg Hinz Plans for long-proposed western access to O'Hare International Airport got a fair-sized push today with the

Woodridge IL Showcases its Industrial Property on Tour

Posted on: November 5, 2013
Officials in the Village of Woodridge, IL joined together with Choose DuPage to lead about 39 participants on an industrial property tour of Woodridge Oct.

Work begins on Elgin-O'Hare Western Access

Posted on: October 31, 2013
Published by: Daily Herald, Written by: Justin Kmitch Gov. Pat Quinn and a host of dignitaries gathered Tuesday to officially kick off the massive 12-year,

Spotlight on Naperville IL

Posted on: October 29, 2013
From hotels to national retailers to distribution and corporate office suites, Naperville IL is bustling with economy activity. The Naperville Development Partnership recently provided the

New Production Facility for Electri-Flex Company

Posted on: October 18, 2013
Electri-Flex Company, a leader in electrical conduit, located in Roselle, Illinois has recently announced plans to expand their production into a 52,000 square foot facility

The Dump, America's #1 Furniture Outlet, Celebrates Chicago Grand Opening with its Biggest High-End Sample Sale in History

Posted on: October 7, 2013
Virginia Beach, Va., Oct. 3, 2013 -- The Dump, America's #1 furniture outlet selling high-end furniture at dramatic discounts, today announced that its eagerly awaited October

DuPage Wants a Tech Incubator, Too

Posted on: October 2, 2013
Tech incubators aren't just for city folks. DuPage County is launching its own digital-tech incubator to be called Rev3. Details are scant. The incubator, which will be

Rev3 Innovation Center Launching in DuPage County

Posted on: October 2, 2013
LISLE, IL, October 1, 2013 — Choose DuPage, an economic development agency dedicated to the attraction and retention of businesses to DuPage County, today announced

The Dump, America’s Number-One Furniture Outlet, Opens in Lombard, Illinois with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Posted on: August 30, 2013
Lombard, Ill. – August 29, 2013 - The Dump, America’s number-one furniture outlet, kicks off the Labor Day weekend with the official opening of its new location in

Touch Screen Company Celebrates Innovation and Growth with Illinois DCEO Director Adam Pollett

Posted on: August 21, 2013
Submitted by UICO, LLC. Lisle, Illinois - UICO, LLC celebrated its ribbon-cutting event on Friday, August 16, 2013. The ceremony was held to thank the

Rathje & Woodward, LLC Celebrates 75 Years of Service

Posted on: August 14, 2013
Lisle, Illinois- Founded in 1938 by Bertram E. Rathje and John S. Woodward, Rathje & Woodward, LLC remains committed to providing top-quality legal services to individuals,

Regional Business Outlook

Posted on: July 31, 2013

UICO to Celebrate Expansion with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Posted on: July 25, 2013
Lisle, Illinois- The UICO, a thriving start-up company located in DuPage County, will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at company's Elmhurst headquarters and production

TRADE SHOW EXHIBIT MAKER BRINGS 300 JOBS TO DUPAGE COUNTY

Posted on: June 6, 2013
Lisle, Ill. —Orbus Exhibit & Display Group recently announced plans to expand its operations with a 347,400-square foot building in the Union Pointe business park

More than 500 Attendees Gathered at the Fourth Annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook Event

Posted on: May 17, 2013
Lisle, Ill. – On Tuesday, May 7 Choose DuPage along with Ice Miller LLP and Mesirow Financial hosted the DuPage County Regional Business Outlook at

EDA Economic Development Assistance Programs Federal Funding Opportunity

Posted on: April 30, 2013
Application Due: Varies by program year; next due date is June 13, 2013 Under the Economic Development Assistance Programs (EDAP) Federal Funding Opportunity announcement, EDA

Governor Quinn Breaks Ground on Grundfos’ New North American Headquarters in Downers Grove

Posted on: April 16, 2013
Governor’s Clean Water Initiative Helped Draw World’s Largest Water Pump Manufacturer to Illinois DOWNERS GROVE – As part of his agenda to create jobs and

Together Everyone Achieves More

Posted on: March 15, 2013
Written By: Greg Bedalov, Choose DuPage President & CEO It’s a tried and true saying used from the board room to the class room to

Interview with Edward Don & Company

Posted on: February 15, 2013
Success Story Feature: Video interview with Steve Don, President & CEO of Edward Don & Company

DuPage Business Center is Open for Business

Posted on: October 24, 2012
CenterPoint Properties announced today an extended and modified agreement between the company’s DuPage Business Center in West Chicago and DuPage County. CenterPoint now boasts the

Business Forum Welcomed Local Experts and Government Officials

Posted on: October 15, 2012
DuPage County Business Forum Welcomed Local Experts and Government Officials (Medinah, Ill.) Choose DuPage along with CBIZ, Rathje & Woodward, and Grant Thornton hosted a

Greencore Acquires H.C. Schau & Son Inc.

Posted on: August 22, 2012
Greencore Acquires H.C. Schau & Son Inc.  Creates Job Growth in DuPage County (Lisle, Ill.) Choose DuPage is pleased to announce Greencore, based in Ireland,

Choose DuPage Travels to Washington DC

Posted on: June 27, 2012
Choose DuPage Travels to Washington DC Promoting the Elgin O’Hare Expressway and the Critical Role it will Play in DuPage County (Lisle, Ill.) Choose DuPage

Choose DuPage Initiates “New Tools for New Times”

Posted on: June 14, 2012
Choose DuPage Human Services Task Force Initiates Best Practices Training for Nonprofits and Human Service Organizations “New Tools for New Times” (May 25, 2012, Lisle,

Choose DuPage Participates in RECon Trade Show

Posted on: June 14, 2012
Choose DuPage Participates in RECon Trade Show to Promote Municipalities in DuPage County (June 5, Lisle, Ill.) On May 21-23, Choose DuPage, along with representatives

Choose DuPage Boosts its Legislative Presence

Posted on: April 14, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bonnie Kniss 630.353.4409 bonnie@choosedupage.com Lisle, Ill. (March 14, 2012) – Choose DuPage has issued several amendments to their legislative platform and

Choose DuPage Stresses Partnerships in Business Retention

Posted on: April 13, 2012
Choose DuPage is the first point of contact for businesses looking for expansion resources in DuPage County. Due to Choose DuPage’s relationships with service providers

Chicago Soydairy Expands With Small Business Loan

Posted on: April 13, 2012
For Ryan Howard, founder of the Chicago Soydairy, growing his business is not just about location, location, location it is also about soy, soy, and

Retco Alloy and the Value of Choose DuPage

Posted on: April 13, 2012
Retco Alloy of Wood Dale moved to DuPage County due in large part to the services they received from Choose DuPage and workNet DuPage. Mike

ERS Incorporated Receives State Tax Credit Through Choose DuPage

Posted on: April 13, 2012
Founded in 1988 ERS Incorporated specializes in the recovery and resolution of educational loans and institutional accounts for colleges, universities and state guarantee programs. According

Regional Cooperation Paves the Way for DeVry Inc. Expansion

Posted on: April 13, 2012
The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with Choose DuPage, the Village of Downers Grove and Opus North Corporation entered into discussions with DeVry

Choose DuPage Hosts DuPage County Education Summit

Posted on: December 10, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Bonnie Kniss 630.955.2090 Lisle, Ill. (December 9, 2011) – Choose DuPage and the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities hosted

DuPage County Executives Address Business Outlook

Posted on: May 4, 2011
For Immediate Release Contact: Joy Fischer, Director of Marketing and Communications E-mail: joy.fischer@icemiller.com Phone: 317-236-2489 or Cell: 317-514-6000 Panelists Comment on the Ability to Embrace

Choose DuPage Hires New President

Posted on: March 29, 2011
Lisle, Ill. (March 28, 2011) – Choose DuPage announces Gregory M. Bedalov of Downers Grove, Ill., as its new President. “I’m looking forward to my

Navistar moving headquarters to Lisle

Posted on: March 5, 2011
March 4, 2011 (LISLE, Ill.) (WLS) -- Navistar is making progress moving its international headquarters to west suburban Lisle. The move keeps Navistar in the area

Suncoke Energy Chooses DuPage County for New Headquarters

Posted on: December 24, 2010
Lisle, IL -­‐-­‐ James Sheehan and Daniel Cronin, Co-­‐Chairmen of the Choose DuPage Board of Directors welcomed the announcement by SunCoke Energy, a subsidiary of

DuPage County Executives Address Business Outlook Consistent Themes are Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Access to Capital

Posted on: May 5, 2010
DuPage County, Ill., May 4, 2010 – The Taking Care of Business theme resonated loudly during the Annual DuPage County Regional Business Outlook and Executive

Case Study: Peerless Industries Inc.

Posted on: April 27, 2010
The DuPage County Economic Development Committee agreed on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 to move forward with a proposal that would bring over 800 new jobs

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Vice President, Economic Development

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Director, Investor Relations

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