Just west of Chicago, DuPage County is a healthy, innovative and business-friendly community at the heart of a culturally rich and forward-thinking region.
With a world-class workforce ecosystem, a strategic location and a business-friendly climate, we support a diverse range of businesses today while building the foundation for the emerging industries of tomorrow.
Keep scrolling to learn why DuPage County is Right for today. Ready for tomorrow.
Pro-People and Pro-Business
The world’s businesses, workers and families choose DuPage County because we create an environment that puts the needs of our residents and businesses first.
We believe that what’s good for our people is good for our businesses, and vice versa. Our enriching culture and world-class healthcare help us attract diverse and exceptional talent. Those talented people form the foundation of our workforce, which, along with business-friendly policies and other strategic advantages, help our businesses thrive. And when our businesses thrive, our community grows and our residents thrive.
Investing In Tomorrow
In DuPage, you’ll find a growing ecosystem of businesses and institutions investing in sustainability and innovative technology. We are home to electric vehicle (EV) suppliers and related businesses; makers of technologies that preserve natural resources; and even cutting-edge research into quantum computing and other innovations at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab.
With these emerging industries alongside sectors like logistics, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and data centers, DuPage is taking the lead in the industries that have a pivotal role in the global economy of today—and those that are building the world of tomorrow.
A World-Class Workforce Ecosystem
DuPage County’s workforce is educated, skilled, diverse and future-ready.
Home to more than 625,000 workers, with many more across the Chicagoland region, DuPage has the balance of highly educated and skilled workers that businesses need to grow, build and succeed. Our economy is extremely diverse, so employers have access to workers experienced across a wide range of sectors.
Meanwhile, our national-caliber public schools and culturally rich communities help us attract and retain some of the nation's top talent.Learn More
The Health Of Our Residents Is #1
As the #1 healthiest county in the State of Illinois, our nearly 1 million residents have access to world-class healthcare close to home.
DuPage offers a safe, healthy and family-friendly environment with some of the nation’s top public schools, as well as an expansive public park system, forest preserves and numerous community activities, cultural institutions and outdoor events. A local favorite is the Illinois Prairie Path, a 61-mile nature trail that residents explore on foot, bicycle or horseback.
A STRATEGIC LOCATION AT A GLOBAL FREIGHT GATEWAY
Just 20 miles west of Chicago, DuPage County is located at the heart of one of the world’s largest freight gateways. The region offers key strategic advantages for transportation, distribution and logistics businesses.
- 3 international airports: O’Hare, Midway and DuPage Airport, with O’Hare responsible for moving nearly one third of the nation’s total cargo, valued at $170 billion
- 127 square-miles of prime real estate that will soon offer direct access to O’Hare through the region’s Western Access initiative
- 7 major interstates
- 28 of the top 30 cities in the Midwest within an 8-hour drive
- The nation’s busiest rail gateway
- North America’s largest inland port
REGIONAL COLLABORATION DRIVING ECONOMIC GROWTH
DuPage County is a business-friendly climate, with low commercial property taxes and a collaborative community of public- and private-sector leaders. We work together to help businesses like yours – as well as the greater economy – succeed today and adapt for tomorrow.
Meanwhile, organizations like Innovation DuPage help connect entrepreneurs, leaders and institutions with powerful resources.
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