Downers Grove is located in the heart of DuPage County, only 22 miles from Chicago. Downers Grove has become a virtual portal to the world and a strategic location for business. O’Hare and Midway airports are less than 30 minutes away and offer international access. Rail service transports commuters to work and play and carries manufactured goods to destinations across the country. Finally, Downers Grove is strategically located along expressways 294, 55, 355 and 88. Downers Grove’s location allows companies to serve local, national and international markets.
Downers Grove has fourteen business districts and employs over 52,000 jobs. Options for business locations range from the historic Central Business District to prestigious Class A office complexes to several industrial parks. The low tax rates, vast transportation network, and highly educated workforce, diverse business mix provides a unique place to grow and prosper make for any business. National companies such as Sara Lee, Dover, FTD Floral, Microsoft and Pepperidge Farm all have their corporate headquarters here. The diverse business mix provides a unique place to grow and prosper. The Village’s comprehensive Master Development Plan provides innovative strategies for core business districts and is a key economic development tool to help businesses grow. Careful planning has developed a healthy environment with residents and businesses alike.
Downtown Downers Grove is home to many unique boutique shops, dining establishments, and community events. Downtown Downers Grove has quickly become a shopping and dining destination due to its location and variety. The successful redevelopment of Downtown Downers Grove includes installing new sidewalks, streets, benches, and a 5-story parking garage. This has earned Downtown Downers Grove a spot on Chicago Tribune’s “Top 10 List of Downtowns.” The Tivoli Theatre and over 140 community events and festivals attracts thousands of visitors each year. Over 600 acres of parks for recreational use are available with 450 recreational activities are available throughout the year.
Downers Grove provides a diverse housing stock, with rising property values, low taxes, and offers a safe neighborhood. Here you can become part of a healthy environment through Downers Grove’s school systems, libraries, neighborhoods and village. Elementary and middle schools in District 58 and high schools in District 99 have received the Bright A++ Award of Excellence and are among the top 5% of school districts in Illinois. The Downers Grove public library has the highest circulation and was named one of the top ten libraries in the country. The park district offers recreational activities such as tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, three fishing ponds, nature preserves and a 69,000 square foot recreation and fitness center.
This award winning community continues to preserve its hometown character along side its high-tech corporate corridors and industrial parks. As the community evolves so do the opportunities for businesses seeking a new location.
Read more about the values that built Downers Grove and continue to define it today in our post, Collaboration is in the DNA of Downers Grove.
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