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

Find the Center of Tomorrow: Chicago

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

Starting a Business?

What Kind?

innovative, high-growth-potential startup

neighborhood-based retail & cottage industries

Strength in Diversity

Site Selection Magazine chose Chicago as “Top Metro for Corporate Expansions and Relocations” in 2016 for the fourth year in a row

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“Top Metro for Corporate Expansions and Relocations”

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*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.

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
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companies have relocated their headquarters to Chicago since 2011

Business Location & Expansion News

The People’s Pitch for Amazon HQ2 is a diverse group of Chicagoans from across the city who are All In for Amazon. Amazon’s HQ2 is a game changer for Chicago. HQ2 will generate 50,000 jobs in the city and strengthen Chicago’s vibrant tech and innovation community. Companies across the city are thrilled [...]
Mon, Apr 30, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Following Decision to Locate Global Headquarters in Chicago Last Year Innovative Bank is Growing to 300 Employees Mayor Emanuel today joined iam bank founder and CEO Lee Travers to announce the company is expanding its Chicago headquarters to 300 employees. The move follows the company’s decision to locate its global headquarters [...]
Mon, Apr 02, 2018, Continue reading at the source
Innovative Healthcare Company Will Employ 250 in West Loop Neighborhood; Move Comes as Chicago is Named Nation’s Top Metro for Corporate Relocation for Fifth Straight Year Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Aspen Dental Management to announce the company is locating a new headquarters in Chicago that will employ approximately 250 people. [...]
Mon, Mar 05, 2018, Continue reading at the source