Welcome to Chicago Heights!


A Perfect Place to Grow Your Business

Within a 15-minute drive from the center of Chicago Heights, there are 8,090 businesses with 89,808 employees.  This translates to 11.1 employees per business, well below the Illinois average of 16.1 employees per business.  Small businesses choose Chicago Heights for its immediate access to multiple highways and rail transportation options, its close proximity to a vast skilled labor pool, and the pro-business approach of its city officials.

Additionally, the city of Chicago Heights and the local community college, known as Prairie State College, offer several services to help the local business community, including courses on manufacturing, maintenance optimization, quality assurance, supply chain management, safety, construction, workplace readiness and other tools for small businesses.  The school also boasts a conference center where local businesses can take advantage of auditorium space, meeting rooms, catering services and exhibit space.

Further, Chicago Heights provides a broad range of tax abatements and other incentives designed to help your business save money and improve overall profitability.  Chicago Heights prides itself on creating a business environment where local companies can prosper.

Contact us about Chicago Heights and let us share with you everything this city has to offer you and your business.

>> 11.1 employees per business ratio.

>> Immediate access to multiple highways and rail systems.

>> Close to skilled labor pool.

>> Pro-business city officials.

>> Local community college geared to help local business.

>> Many tax abatements and incentives designed to help improve profitability of businesses.

Gerresheimer chose Chicago Heights because of the open-armed integration. There is never a challenge, never a problem, never a question that isn't answered. When we called upon the city, whether was help with utilities, infrastructure, roadway services, access to the facility, never was it a problem.”


About Us

The Chicago Heights Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to fostering the creation of new businesses and the retention and expansion of existing businesses to stimulate economic growth in Chicago Heights.

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