The Village of Woodridge works vigorously to retain and expand existing businesses and to attract new ones. The result is a strong industrial base and a variety of retail activity – all key elements for a prosperous, healthy community.
At the Crossroads of Opportunity: Woodridge’s success is due in large part to its centralized location and its connection to the regional transportation system. Woodridge is linked to the rest of the region via an extensive highway network. The most significant of these highways are Interstate Highway 55 (I-55) and Interstate Highway 355 (I-355), I-355 is the principal north-south toll road serving DuPage County. There are three I-355 interchanges in the Village, each of which has become a vital commercial node. Of the three, 75th Street has been established as the main commercial arterial in the community. The I-355/I-55 interchange has become an important location for business development. Additionally, easy connections can be made to other highways, including I-290 and I-88 and beyond.
TOP REASONS TO DO BUSINESS IN WOODRIDGE
Lower Taxes – Woodridge is sensitive to the impact taxes have on business operations. That is why Woodridge has a very competitive sales tax compared to surrounding communities and looks for other ways to reduce the property tax burden.
High Quality of Life – Woodridge employees and residents enjoy a high quality of life that is the result of diverse recreational opportunities, well maintained municipal services and a diverse economy.
Plenty of Customers – Within a five mile radius of Woodridge, there are over 268,000 residents with a projected 2015 median family income of $100,000.
Pro Business Environment – Woodridge believes that its success is built on a diverse tax base. Commercial development is key to that success.
Location Opportunities – There are currently ten business parks and light industrial areas in the Village that offer over 11 million square feet of warehouse and industrial space. Woodridge is the home of Internationale Centre, one of the largest business parks under in the Chicago area. Internationale Centre is home to several nationally recognized companies including Eaton Corporation, Ace Hardware, Bridgestone Americas Tire, Hendrickson USA, LLC, Morey Corporation, Inventus Power Inc., Home Run Inn Pizza and Little Caesars.
Woodridge is also home to Main Street at Seven Bridges, an important part of Woodridge’s commercial/retail sector, which encompasses over 400 acres at the intersection of Route 53 and Hobson Road. Seven Bridges is a mixed-use development designed to create a vibrant center for village life by integrating commercial and retail uses such as offices, shops and restaurants with a variety of residential uses, such as townhomes, apartments and single-family homes, and recreational uses like a golf course and walking trails.
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