Where Opportunity Arrives

From Every Direction.

DuPage County is the premier global business location, where opportunity arrives from every direction.

 

With a close proximity to O’Hare and Midway International Airports, DuPage will meet the needs of both national and global clients. We’re located just 20 miles west of Chicago at the transportation crossroads of the nation—where four major interstates meet and an extensive rail freight system brings commerce from around the world. 

 

 

Airplane

A FLIGHT ACROSS THE WORLD IS A SHORT DRIVE AWAY.

Located in the County’s northeast corner, O’Hare International Airport has more than 30 passenger airlines and a dozen cargo carriers. The country’s best-connected airport services non-stop flights to 200 cities around the world, taking your business wherever you need to go.

 

Strategically located within 35 minutes of all major suburban business districts, the DuPage Airport offers on-site U.S. customs, making air travel seamless for executives.

Train

THE NATION'S BUSIEST RAIL HUB IS CARRYING BUSINESS TO DUPAGE.

DuPage County is connected to the largest railroad hub in the nation, Chicago, extending our reach to every region of the United States.

Freight service within the County is provided by the Union Pacific, Elgin Joliet and Eastern, Illinois Central, Milwaukee West, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe lines.


The Chicago metro region is the only place where all six Class-One North American Railroads interchange traffic, carrying 50% of all U.S. rail freight. Each day, our region exports 500 freight trains, 37,500 carloads of rail freight and more than 2.5 million tons of cargo

Transit

TOP-TIER TRANSIT KEEPS OUR ECONOMY ROLLING.

DuPage County and the surrounding region is serviced by PACE, the 7th-largest bus service in North America. Every day, thousands of residents use our bus system for easy travel and a reliable commute.  


We’re home to 23 Metra rail stations. With 495 miles of rail, residents and visitors can easily reach entertainment destinations, shopping centers and our network of vibrant suburban downtowns. 

THE DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. 

 

  • O’Hare International Airport currently ranks second in the nation in passengers and airplane operations.
  • Chicago has 34% of the air cargo market share of all U.S. Midwest Airports.
  • Currently, O’Hare International Airport is ranked #6 in the nation in cargo coming through the airport with 4.6 billion lbs of cargo landing at the airport.
  • O’Hare International Airport is home to 29 freighter airlines and more than 20 widebody passenger airlines that carry cargo to all points of the world.
  • DuPage County is accessible to the 52 railroads in Illinois, making this region the nation’s largest rail gateway providing access to every state in the continental U.S.
  • Chicago is the only U.S. gateway where all six major Class-One North American railroads can interchange traffic.
  • DuPage County is in close proximity to North America’s largest inland port, the Centerpoint Intermodal Center, which provides direct access to the BNSF logistics park and the Union Pacific Joliet Intermodal Terminal. This Intermodal Center is the 3rd largest maritime port in the country, only behind Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey.
  • 50% of all U.S. rail freight passes through Chicago’s rail yards by way of DuPage County.
  • On a daily basis, 500 freight trains and 37,500 carloads of rail freight leave Chicago metro region’s (i.e., 2.5+ million tons).
  • DuPage County and the surrounding region is serviced by PACE, the 7th-largest bus service in North America. Every day, thousands of people use service for travel.

 

Source: Industry Focus, U.S. Census; U.S. Census County Business Patterns, 2011, CoStar Industrial Report, Chicago Market, Third Q, 2013, NAI Hiffman videos, NAI Hifmman “Market in Motion”, Chicago Department of Aviation brochure, 2012 FAA Data, 2012 County Tax Bills 

 

GLOBAL CONNECTIVITY

 

GLOBAL BUSINESS CENTERS AVG. DAILY DEPARTURES
(SEPT 2015)
AVG. APPROX. DIRECT FLIGHT TIME
(HOURS:MINUTES)
BEIJING 1 13:41
DUBAI 1 14:59
HONG KONG 1 16:05
LONDON 8.7 08:26
MADRID 1 08:54
MOSCOW 2.8 10:28
PARIS 2.9 08:48
SHANGHAI 2 14:00
TOKYO 4.8 13:00

 

U.S. MAIN EXPORT PARTNERS AVG. DAILY DEPARTURES
(SEPT 2015)
AVG. APPROX. DIRECT FLIGHT TIME
(HOURS:MINUTES)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM 8.7 08:26
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO 8.6 04:00
SHANGHAI, CHINA 6.8 14:00
TOKYO, JAPAN 4.8 13:00
TORONTO, CANADA 48.8 01:30

 

 

OTHER MAJOR

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

AVG. DAILY DEPARTURES
(SEPT 2015)
AVG. APPROX. DIRECT FLIGHT TIME
(HOURS:MINUTES)
BRAZIL 1 08:47
CHILE 0 10:38
COLUMBIA 0 05:55
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 09:00
GERMANY 0 09:00
HUNGARY 0 10:16
INDONESIA 0 19:41
MALAYSIA 0 18:55
MOROCCO 0 09:25
PERU 0 07:49
PHILIPPINES 0 16:54
POLAND 1.3 09:49
SOUTH AFRICA 0 17:42
SOUTH KOREA 1.7 13:37
THAILAND 0 17:27
TURKEY 1 12:07

 

 

NATIONAL CONNECTIVITY

 

NATIONAL BUSINESS CENTERS DRIVE TIME
(HOURS:MINUTES)
AVG. APPROX. DIRECT FLIGHT TIME
(HOURS:MINUTES)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 11:30 01:30
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 12:47 01:24
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 00:20 N/A
CLEVELAND, OHIO 06:30 01:00
COLUMBUS, OHIO 06:00 01:00
DALLAS, TEXAS 14:48 01:56
DENVER, COLORADO 15:12 02:08
DES MOINES, IOWA 05:02 00:49
DETROIT, MICHIGAN 06:00 01:00
HOUSTON, TEXAS 17:35 02:13
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 03:23 00:30
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 08:00 01:00
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 31:10 03:49
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE 08:30 01:20
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN 01:40 00:23
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA 06:30 01:00
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 08:19 01:01
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 13:00 01:30
OMAHA, NEBRASKA 07:15 01:00
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 33:03 04:06
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 32:07 03:57
WASHINGTON, D.C. 11:45 01:20