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 2015 for the third year in a row

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2015 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

McDonald’s Corp. signed a lease in Chicago’s vibrant West Loop neighborhood Photo Credit: discopalace, Flickr McDonald’s Corp. recently announced that it will move its corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago by the spring of 2018. The company signed a lease at 1045 W. Randolph St. in Chicago’s vibrant West Loop neighborhood and will transform [...]
Wed, Jun 22, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Glassdoor, the leading jobs and recruiting marketplace, today announced Glassdoor has found a long-term home in Chicago’s Fulton Market District and has signed a 13-year lease for 1.5 floors of a new office building at 1330 West Fulton Street. Glassdoor currently employs more than 50 team members in [...]
Wed, May 18, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Downtown Work Space Offers National Beauty Retailer’s Employees More Flexibility; Supports Growth Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the company will open a new satellite office in downtown Chicago to offer employees workplace flexibility and to support the company’s fast-paced growth. Ulta Beauty is the largest [...]
Fri, Apr 01, 2016, Continue reading at the source