Commercial development abounds in Bolingbrook, especially near Boughton Road at I-355 and Weber Road at I-55. A string of chain restaurants has opened on the west side, including the popular Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.
In addition, the village has about 13 million square feet in industrial development and warehouses. Located in Bolingbrook are General Motors’ warehouse distribution center, a Sprint calling center, and Home Depot’s regional warehouse.
Economic growth in Bolingbrook is steady. Nearly 18,000 new jobs were created last year, compared to 7,500 new jobs just five years earlier, and 1,000 new jobs 15 years ago. In that 15-year span, the population has increased 70%.
Tunis Browning, a real estate agent at Baird and Warner, said the booming commercial development attracts people to the community for jobs, but it is the affordability of homes that makes them want to settle here.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts, JobsEQ
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