Picture Your Business in Elmhurst – Close to Everything, Unlike Anything. Elmhurst is an ideal location with proximity and easy access to major market places. Situated as the eastern gateway to DuPage County, Elmhurst is located sixteen miles west of Chicago at the crossroads of key Illinois expressways. Conveniently located along the UP-Metra train line, Elmhurst features 25-minute express service to Chicago and is just minutes from O’Hare and Midway Airports. This dynamic suburban city is home to more than 46,000 residents and 2,500-plus businesses. The all-around appeal of Elmhurst is frequently recognized on “it” community lists and earned the city national recognition in 2014 as one of Family Circle Magazine’s ‘Top 10 U.S. Towns to Live In’. It is easy to see why more than 154-million dollars have been invested in economic development projects in Elmhurst since 2015.
Elmhurst has a longstanding history of public/private cooperation at all levels, but particularly in the retail and industrial real estate sectors. Under the City’s leadership, the Elmhurst Economic Development team offers business incentives including TIF Districts, facade grants, retail grants, and personalized site selection assistance. Whether you are a new business starting out, an existing business looking for a place to put down roots in Elmhurst, or an existing business planning to expand or downsize within the community, we are here to assist you in finding the right location, navigating the permit and grant application processes, and to discuss all Elmhurst has to offer.
Position your organization for success by finding a home in one of Elmhurst’s many business districts. Offering more than an ideal location, your business will thrive in the Elmhurst Community, supported by an active Economic Development Commission, the third largest Chamber of Commerce in DuPage County, and area business associations such as City Centre, Spring Road Business Association, and the York & Vallette Business Association who are joined together in the mission of promoting an environment that creates success for local businesses and the community. Furthermore, Elmhurst’s demographics are perfect for keeping your business flourishing.
Founded in 1836, Elmhurst is a historic, tree-lined community with a wide variety of housing, offering those who live, work and do business here a vibrant mix of the past and the future. The Elmhurst Community is rich in quality of life enhancements for you, your employees, and your business partners; which is one of the reasons Elmhurst continues to boast the highest number of new homes being built in DuPage County year after year. Elmhurst enjoys thriving retail shopping centers and urban boutiques, excellent restaurants, a ten screen movie theatre, multiple automobile dealerships, and three business parks. Arts and culture abound with four distinct museums and an outstanding symphony orchestra. Home to the Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare hospital facility and healthcare campus, Elmhurst is a Healthy-driven Community. Additionally, the Elmhurst Public Library is continually recognized as one of the best in the state, and the nationally-recognized Elmhurst Park District has facilities throughout the city. Visit the Explore Elmhurst website to discover all the amenities Elmhurst has to offer your employees and business partners!
Education is a principal focus for the community. Established in 1871 steps from the downtown, Elmhurst College was named the 10th Best Regional University in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings for 2016. Beyond the classroom, the College also offers personalized workforce development training through their Elmhurst Partners Program. Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 currently serves more than 8,000 students who reside primarily in the City of Elmhurst. In addition to the award winning public education system, there is also strong parochial school presence.
Elmhurst is a “complete” city not only because of its excellent diversity of attributes and complimentary blend of features, but because of its people. Civic pride and civic responsibility result in a community with outstanding non-profits and a high level of volunteerism and participation in community events. Friendliness, neighborhoods, people helping people when needed, overall safety, and the awareness that Elmhurst is a special place to live, work, and do business.
Elmhurst, IL – Close to Everything, Unlike Anything.
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