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Here in Chicagoland

there’s a reason “go” is our middle name. Diverse cultures. World-class talent. Amazing career opportunities. Food, festivals, music, community—it's all here.

So what are you waiting for? LET'S GO.

Located in the heart of Chicagoland, DuPage County has what people want and businesses need. Keep scrolling to learn more about life, work, and business in our region.

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Dupage County is Chicagoland.

DuPage is located just west of downtown Chicago, in Northeastern Illinois’ Chicagoland region. Home to 39 communities and nearly 1 million residents, DuPage is diverse, safe, and culturally rich, embodying everything that makes Chicagoland great.

From bustling downtowns to quiet neighborhoods and sprawling nature preserves, you’ll find it all in DuPage. Plus, world-famous amenities like Soldier Field and The Art Institute of Chicago are always a short drive or train ride away.


Chicagoland has what people want...

#1 Healthiest County in Illinois (DuPage)

Nationally Ranked Public Schools (DuPage)

Lower Cost of Living Compared To Similar Metros

World's 4th Most Diverse Food Scene (Chicagoland)

500 Miles of Recreational Trails (DuPage)

350 Performing Arts Venues (Chicagoland)

8 Major Sports Leagues (Chicagoland)


...And What businesses Need

#1 U.S. Metro for Business (Chicagoland)

#9 U.S. County for Business Growth (DuPage)

Business-Friendly, Collaborative Environment

Diverse Ecosystem of Industries

World-Class Talent Pool

More than 9 Million Residents (Chicagoland)

#1 Educational Attainment in Illionois (Dupage)

3rd-Largest U.S. Economy (Chicagoland)

Go Where your dream career is more than a dream.

Chicagoland is home to a broad range of industries, from electric vehicle production and data centers to healthcare, life sciences, finance, professional services, and more. Small businesses, large corporations and major science institutions call the region home, creating diverse opportunities for talent.

Workers often live and work in DuPage County; others live in DuPage and commute to employers around Chicagoland. Businesses located in DuPage can draw from the local workforce as well as Chicagoland’s world-class talent pool.


GO Where live has more flavor.

Chicagoland’s food culture goes much deeper than deep dish pizza. Hole-in-the-wall taverns, Michelin Star restaurants, corner taquerias—we run the gamut from the excitingly innovative to the simply delicious, from high-brow cuisine to what Anthony Bourdain once called “French fries cooked in the nectar of the gods.” In DuPage, you’re in the middle of the world’s 4th-most diverse food scene, and the possibilities are delicious.


Go Where You'll Stand Up and Cheer

Living in DuPage gives you a front-row seat to Chicagoland’s world-class arts and culture scene. Local residents have access to more than 350 performing arts venues, 470 museums and art galleries, and numerous sports venues. Whether it’s a family-friendly afternoon at the DuPage Children’s Museum or an evening with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicagoland is filled with experiences that enrich and inspire.


GO Where fun comes naturally.

Chicagoland residents share a deep connection with nature. From DuPage County, you can explore Illinois' second-oldest Forest Preserve District in your own backyard. You'll also have The Morton Arboretum, one of the nation's leading public gardens, right around the corner, and the 61-mile Illinois Prairie Path and Chicago's iconic Lakefront Trail.


Go where you can do more for less

The Chicagoland region has more affordable real estate and a lower cost of living compared to similarly sized, globally connected metro areas. In DuPage, there are housing options for every lifestyle, from affordable single-family homes and executive housing to multi-dwelling complexes in bustling downtowns. Local families also have access to national-caliber public schooling, cultural festivals and arts facilities, and numerous parks and playgrounds.

Go Where Business is #1

For the 11th year running, Site Selection Magazine has named Chicagoland the #1 region for corporate investment. As the nation’s third-largest economy, our region is more than just “big”—we’re also home to an extremely diverse ecosystem of businesses and talent.

That diversity makes us more resilient, efficient, innovative, and future-ready. The region also offers a uniquely collaborative business environment.

Founded in 2023, the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP) brings together seven Northeastern Illinois Counties, as well as the City of Chicago, to foster business growth and promote the region globally.


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Things To Do

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Places To Go

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Business Climate

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Workforce Ecosystem

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