DUPAGE COUNTY

THE PROVEN AND PREMIER
GLOBAL BUSINESS LOCATION

 

Choose the business-friendly environment, where commerce flourishes.
Choose the high quality-of-life, where a skilled workforce thrives.
Choose the globally accessible location, where opportunity arrives from every direction.

 

Choose the people, the place, the prosperity of DuPage County.

 

CHOOSE THE DUPAGE DIFFERENCE.

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2016 Annual Report

We DEFINE our success by how we DESIGN our success.

 

And DuPage County is designed for prosperity.

 

2016 was a prosperous year, full of new projects, successful events, and a renewed commitment to innovation. We retained long-held partnerships with familiar companies, fostered relationships with new businesses, and continued to make great strides in the 4-Point Plan for DuPage's Prosperity:

 

4-Point Plan

  • Commercialize ideas at Argonne National Laboratory
  • Solve the last mile commute problem
  • Develop the DuPage Business Center
  • Make continual progress towards meaningful Western Access to O'Hare Airport

 

The 2016 Annual Report is a blueprint of the DuPage Advantage's architecture. It reminds us that everything we do is deliberately designed for the people, the place, and the Prosperity of DuPage County.

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

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The Truth Behind Business Migration

The following is a letter to the editor from John Carpenter, President & CEO, Choose DuPage

 

Here we go again. A recent article published in the Daily Herald by Washington Post writer Jonathan O'Connell, "Suburbs left scrambling as McDonald's, other firms relocate to big cities," continues to spread the false narrative of business relocating to city centers for better opportunities.

 

The article focuses on McDonald's decision in 2016 to leave Oak Brook for Chicago's West Loop neighborhood to attract a younger workforce and integrate better uses of technology. In truth, this migration should be seen for what it really is -- a cost-cutting measure. While companies moving downtown will pay more per square foot for the smaller real estate, due to the reduced head count and benefit incentives, savings are realized.

 

Despite the misleading headlines, the western suburbs of Chicago are alive and well. DuPage County maintains the lowest unemployment rate in the Chicago region, as it has consistently for years and we are confident our skilled and educated workforce will fuel our growing business sector for years to come. We are excited for this opportunity to attract new residents and businesses to an impressive Oak Brook complex with a supersized opportunity in DuPage County.

 

 

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