Chicago Growing, First Quarter 2016


Ulta Beauty Opening Satellite Office in Chicago; Joins the List of Companies Growing in the City

Photo Credit: Bentley Smith, Flickr

Photo Credit: Bentley Smith, Flickr

Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the company will open a satellite office in downtown Chicago to offer employees workplace flexibility and support the company’s fast-paced growth. Ulta Beauty is the largest national beauty retailer with nearly 900 store locations across the United States featuring cosmetics, fragrance, skin and hair care products and salon services. The downtown office is designed to have 100 work stations and will facilitate employee flexibility and access to Chicago’s public transportation networks. It will also place Ulta in the heart of Chicago’s engaged business community.

“A Chicago location offers our existing employees more flexibility and the ability to collaborate with business partners in new ways, and it will also help us continue to attract the top talent we need to fuel our growth,” said Dillon. “Additionally, our new satellite office solidifies our position as members of the Chicagoland community and reflects our continued commitment to this world-class city.”

“From the talent of our workforce to the quality of life in our communities, Ulta Beauty recognizes the many strengths and opportunities that Chicago offers for fast-growing companies and I want to thank them for doubling down on the city of Chicago,” said Mayor Emanuel. “By expanding their presence here, Ulta Beauty joins a growing list of other companies who have chosen to make their future part of Chicago’s future.”

The company’s 23,000-square-foot office will be located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, within a block of both Union and Ogilvie Metra Stations. Currently under construction, the office is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.

Ulta will join a list of companies that chose to locate or expand in the city in the first quarter of 2016*:

Accu-Tech Corporation Chicago Location
Advanced Turf Solutions Chicago Location
Akerman LLP Chicago Location
ALDI Chicago Location
All American Containers Chicago Location
Alpha Bedding HQ
Alvarez & Marsal Chicago Location
Anguleris Technologies HQ
Associated Materials Chicago Location
Binny’s Chicago Location
BP Chicago Location
Braintree Chicago Location
Brandtrust HQ
BuiltWorlds Media Chicago Location
Burlington Coat Factory Chicago Location
Buy Rite Wholeasale HQ
Centurion Service Group HQ
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago Location
Custom Goods Chicago Location
Cycle Logistics Chicago Location
DMI (Digital Management Inc) Chicago Location
DS Containers Chicago Location
Echo Global Logistics, Inc. HQ
Extra Space Storage Chicago Location
Fidelitone Chicago Location
Focus Food Service Chicago Location
Forbidden Root Chicago Location
Fresh Thyme Chicago Location
General Electric (GE) HQ
Geneva Trading USA HQ
Geofeedia HQ
GE Transportation HQ
Gourmet Gorilla HQ
H&M (Hennes and Maurtiz L.P) Chicago Location
Handi-Foil Chicago Location
Haribo of America HQ
HFRI HQ
Ida Crown Jewish Academy Chicago Location
LaSalle Network HQ
Life Storage Centers Chicago Location
MakeOffices Chicago Location
MakeOffices Chicago Location
MakeOffices Chicago Location
Meijer, Inc. Chicago Location
Meijer, Inc. Chicago Location
Menasha Packaging Chicago Location
Metro Self Storage Chicago Location
Midwest Warehouse Chicago Location
Missner Group HQ
National Technical Systems Chicago Location
Nufarm Chicago Location
Preferred Freezer Services, LLC Chicago Location
Raise Marketplace Inc. HQ
ReviewTrackers Chicago Location
Richelieu Foods Chicago Location
Rust-Oleum Corporation Chicago Location
Simpson Manufacturing Chicago Location
Spiteful Brewing HQ
Stamar Packaging Chicago Location
Target Corporation Chicago Location
TechNexus Chicago Location
The Jacobson Group HQ
The Smart Cube HQ
Videojet HQ
WeWork Chicago Location
Whole Foods Market, Inc. Chicago Location
Wilmot Mountain Chicago Location

*Refers to data (where disclosed) for new and expanding companies with a physical address in the 14-county Chicago region that meet Site Selection Magazine Conway Project Database criteria, and/or is a headquarters facility, and/or was assisted by World Business Chicago (WBC). WBC captures project information from media outlets, press releases, company websites, subscription services and WBC internal reporting; the quality of each record depends on the availability of data and resources to input and confirm information. Data is finalized in the first quarter of the following year to allow for the time lag in project reporting; year-to-date numbers are subject to revision.

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