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    Economic Profiles

    REGIONAL OVERVIEW

    Thank you for checking out the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, where you can learn about the communities, assets and opportunities available to your business within this region.  Our goal is to be a single source for business owners and those looking to relocate here. We will point you in the right direction! 

    Below, we provide information and data on individual communities within the Chamber. With one click, you will be able to access data on population, demographics, employment status, housing statistics and more.Please visit regularly for updated information.

    Brookfield
    Countryside
    Hodgkins
    Indian Head Park
    La Grange
    La Grange Park
    McCook
    Western Springs
    Willow Springs

     

    BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

    Proximity to major markets, an excellent transportation system to move goods and people, a skilled labor force, ample energy and water resources, available land and existing facilities, and cooperative local municipalities are just some of the advantages of doing business in the western suburbs of Cook County. More than 150 industries are located in the area, which in turn provides hundreds of jobs to residents and generates substantial tax dollars for local municipalities. This Chamber represents a diverse business mix, including manufacturing, retail and wholesale, financial, medical, applied technology, construction and more. This broad foundation has created a strong and stable local economy, which helps us maintain the economic health of our small, local businesses that are essential. 

    To encourage continued economic growth and stability, the region offers a number of financial incentives to new and expanding firms. These are available through an enterprise zone program (which utilizes tax exemptions and credits, and business financing opportunities); tax increment financing (TIF) redevelopment districts; as well as a variety of incentive programs on the state, county and local levels.We provide the resources necessary for continued growth and prosperity to benefit business and area residents into the future.  Please call us if you need an introduction to relevant organizations in the region.