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With a strong economy and abundant opportunity, the people and businesses of DuPage County are thriving. Nearly 700,000 jobs and 40,000 businesses make our County the proven and premier global business location. It’s all because of the DuPage Difference.

 

OUR ECONOMY IS DIVERSE.

Major companies are employing our highly educated workforce across industries, including technology, warehousing & logistics, retail and healthcare, Knowledge-based institutions - including Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - are also taking advantage of our diverse expertise.

 

OUR WORKFORCE IS HIGHLY EDUCATED.

Within DuPage County, 45% of persons over 25 have a Bachelor's degree or higher, and 91% of residents over 25 have a high-school degree or higher. We have the experience and the skillset for every industry.

 

 

OUR LOCATION IS PREMIER.

With the close proximity of O’Hare and Midway international Airports, DuPage will meet the needs of both national and global clients. We’re located at the transportation crossroads of the nation, with the four major interstates and an extensive rail freight system bringing commerce of DuPage from every direction.

 

OUR COMMUNITY IS BUILT FOR BUSINESS.

In DuPage County, public- and private-sector leaders work together to make our community a business-friendly environment. That’s why we've chosen to keep commercial property taxes low, so businesses can flourish and the economy can thrive. That’s prosperity on purpose.

 STATE OF ILLINOIS INCOME TAXES
Corporate Income Tax Rate 9.5%
 Corporate Income Tax Rate Structure (Flat or Top Progressive)  Flat
Corporate Income Tax Rate Apportionment (Sales-Property-Payroll)  100 0-0
 Personal Income Tax Rate  Flat
 Personal Income Tax Rate Structure  
SALES, USE, AND GROSS RECEIPTS TAXES
 SALES TAX RATE  
General Sales Tax Rate (Statewide) 6.25% 
 Additional Local Sales Taxes Authorized  Yes
Rate on Electricity  5%
Rate on Natural Gas  5%
SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS  
% of Services Exempt  97%
Manufacturing Machinery Exempt 
Custom Software Exempt 
PROPERTY TAXES  
 Effective Tax Rate for RepresentativeUrban Industrial Property 1.26%
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS  
Personalty  Exempt
Machinery  Exempt
Inventory  Exempt
PAYROLL TAXES
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE  
Taxable Base $12,740
New Employer UI Rate 3.40%
Minimum UI Rate 0.70%
Maximum UI Rate 8.40%
Estimated Average UI Costs (% total wages) 0.96%
Workers’ Compensation Average Rate 3.05%
 MOTOR FUELS TAXES 
Gasoline (cents/gallon) 19
 Diesel (cents/gallon)  21.5

The Choose DuPage Economic Indicators Report is published on a quarterly basis. It is intended to provide a snapshot of the current state of the local DuPage County economy. There is an abundance of economic data produced by state and federal sources however, not all of it is produced for local level examination and disseminated on a regular schedule. The choice of which indicators to track was determined partly on relevancy, availability and reliability.

The Choose DuPage Trend Analysis reports were published in January 2013. The reports give a snapshot of the previous 10 years of the DuPage County, City of Chicago and Chicago Naperville Joliet MSA economies. The reports cover a number of different economic indicators, including but not limited to, employment and unemployment rates, Industrial and Class-A office vacancy rates and retail sales tax receipts.

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