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

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“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.

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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

World’s largest consumer battery manufacturer brings executive office, while iconic sports brand brings global headquarters DURACELL Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that Duracell is establishing its executive offices at 181 West Madison St. in Chicago’s Loop. Duracell is the largest consumer battery manufacturer in the world and has grown to be the [...]
Thu, Sep 29, 2016, Continue reading at the source
World’s Largest Consumer Battery Manufacturer Establishing Executive Offices at 181 W. Madison to Support Future Growth Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that Duracell is establishing its executive offices at 181 West Madison St. in Chicago’s Loop business district. Duracell is the largest consumer battery manufacturer in the world and has grown [...]
Thu, Sep 15, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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