Economic Development

Why choose Park Ridge as your business location?

Park Ridge, Illinois is home to more than 20 medical and trade national and international associations, of which more than half own signature buildings.  These include the Million Dollar Round Table, Tooling and Manufacturing Association, National Boards of Pharmacy, the Big Ten Athletic Conference, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
Located just 14 miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop and one and one-half miles from O’Hare International Airport, the City of Park Ridge is a high income, inner-ring suburb with desirable residential neighborhoods, excellent transportation links, and a vibrant, specialty-oriented downtown environment, anchored by the historic Pickwick Theatre.
With a population over 37,000, the community is strategically located for business to take advantage of a regional population of 9 million people. Metro Chicago is one of the world’s finest transportation centers, and Park Ridge provides access to O’Hare International Airport, global intermodal facilities via two interstates and the Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Commuter Rail Line.
Park Ridge is known for strong leadership, organized planning, business support, quality development, economic diversity, family-oriented lifestyle, and sound real estate investments.  Today, Park Ridge offers a quality suburban lifestyle with quick access to urban amenities and varied entertainment options in one of the world’s greatest metropolitan areas. Tree-lined neighborhoods, a vibrant historic downtown, city parks, and friendly people are hallmarks of this community. Exemplary blue-ribbon schools, parks, recreation programs, and world-renowned Lutheran General Hospital add to the quality lifestyle.
Check out available commercial properties in beautiful, thriving Park Ridge.  Come grow with us!
For economic development assistance, please contact:
Jon Branham, Senior Planner
Tel 847-318-5203

Quick Facts

- World Class Business Center

- 9 Million population metro area

- 408,505 area trade market

- Low taxes and operation costs

- Intermodal transportation access

- High Growth, High Disposable Income

- Less than 2 miles from O’Hare Airport

- Proven Diversified Business Success

- Exemplary Blue Ribbon Schools

- Excellent Area Universities

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