Area Demographics

West Chicago is a diverse, family-oriented community with a rich cultural mix and proud heritage. It is the first Illinois community established by the railroads and continues to be a convenient transportation hub served by two major rail lines, one of Illinois busiest airports and three state highways.

Business Support

West Chicago offers businesses financial support, community partnership, and local organization involvement. The City sponsors special grant programs including the Retail and Restaurant Business Grant Program and the Façade Improvement Program.

Incentives for Businesses

Creative, customized incentives based on need and current economic conditions are available. The City of West Chicago recognizes that business incentives are not “one size fits all” and seeks to assess the unique needs of the individual business with the goal of creating a mutually beneficial arrangement for the prospective business and the community.

Strategic Location

West Chicago’s access to highway, rail and air transport gives it a leading edge for business development. Situated in the heart of Chicago's western suburbs and offering excellent schools, housing stock with a range of attractive price points and lifestyle amenities , West Chicago holds enormous appeal to the creative talent pool employers are scrambling to engage. West Chicago’s location has it all!

Workforce Overview

West Chicago businesses benefit from a diverse and skilled labor market. The City works collaboratively with area educational institutions, government agencies, economic development organizations, and private staffing agencies to meet the labor needs of the West Chicago business community.