Business Location & Expansion Services

We have the connections and knowledge to serve as a liaison in nearly every sector; with a deep understanding of the commercial real estate market, financing & incentive programs, custom industry data, and tools to market Chicago as a business destination; we help businesses grow

If your company is looking to relocate or expand in Chicago our staff will help you navigate the site selection process.

We bring together key parties in the public and private sectors to spur and drive economic growth and job creation in the Chicago region.

Our Site Selector mapping application helps search for information on incentive programs, zoning, commercial real estate, and amenities

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innovative, high-growth-potential startup

neighborhood-based retail & cottage industries


“Top Metro for Corporate Expansions and Relocations”

Strength in Diversity

Site Selection Magazine chose Chicago as “Top Metro for Corporate Expansions and Relocations” in 2014 for a second year in a row

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2014 Site Selection Top Metros by Number of Projects*

*Criteria for Site Selection projects, which we refer to as “Major business expansions”: New and expanding companies in the 14-county Chicago region that meet at least one of these criteria: $1 million investment, a net gain of 20,000 sq ft, and a net gain of 20 jobs.


companies have relocated their headquarters to Chicago since 2011

Headquarters Choose Chicago

Chicago's unrivaled talent pool, central location, strong & diverse economy, uniquely welcoming business community, & quality-of-life to cost-of-living ratio have drawn many companies to locate here.

Chicago's Business Climate

Business Location & Expansion News

ReviewTrackers Finds New Home and Leverages Job Creation Tax Credit To Withstand Big Growth for Upcoming Year ReviewTrackers, a product based business for gathering critical consumer-generated data and intelligence to help companies understand and improve their business moved into a new office located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The move marks [...]
Wed, Jan 27, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel “Oscar Mayer’s decision to return to Chicago is a reflection of the talent of our workforce, the strength of our world-class transportation networks, and the certainty and confidence we have given businesses that invest in our city. I’m proud that we are adding Oscar Mayer to [...]
Wed, Nov 04, 2015, Continue reading at the source
The companies will bring a combined 275 jobs to Chicago Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced two companies that will move their headquarters to Chicago, bringing 275 jobs to the city. Headquarters attraction and expansion is a key component of Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, and 32 companies have chosen [...]
Tue, Mar 17, 2015, Continue reading at the source