There’s never been a better time to join the ranks of successful businesses which call West Chicago home. For this reason we have created West Chicago Now, an economic development initiative to help equip decision-makers with the information they need to make the right location choice for their business in our welcoming City.

Like a Central City, West Chicago is a microcosm of successful urban counterparts with all the benefits of being situated in the western suburbs, just 32 miles from Chicago. It serves as a transportation hub with its award-winning DuPage Airport, rail lines which have played a major role in building West Chicago’s economy since 1849, and easy access to major highways.

West Chicago offers a strong, diverse labor force of professional, skilled and semi-skilled workers, and the City works collaboratively with area educational institutions, government agencies, economic development organizations and private staffing agencies to meet the labor needs of the business community.

Plus, customized incentive packages including a Downtown Retail and Restaurant Grant Program and a Façade Improvement Program; combined with streamlined development processes; City beautification and image marketing programs that bring positive exposure to businesses and the entire community, make West Chicago a smart choice for opening a business.

It’s more than just the stars that are aligned in West Chicago. It is people joining forces with a shared vision for the future that has driven the initiatives which set this community apart and position it for stellar success.

I invite you to better get to know our City through the links below, which illustrate the collective vision of our community and where we’re heading in the future. Let us put you in touch with businesses willing to share their stories and their enthusiasm for West Chicago.

Their success is our success is your success. Choose West Chicago Now!


Ruben Pineda
Mayor, West Chicago


Related Links:

West Chicago Strategic Plan

Central Main Street Redevelopment Plan

Healthy West Chicago

Ruben Pineda
Mayor, West Chicago