Answer to "Why Elgin"

Elgin offers an ideal location, low operating expenses, less traffic congestion and a supportive business environment, while having access to global markets. Leading companies from around the world have an Elgin address. We are ready with the resources and tools to help your business grow.

Elgin has developed a nationally recognized community partnership devoted to improving job skills through the use of WorkKeys® and the National Career Readiness Certificate. In 2011, over 900 School District U-46 graduates received their coveted certificate.

For the incumbent workforce, Elgin Community College offers the training and assessments that lead to obtaining a certificate.


Location Elgin is in a perfect location to serve the U.S. and North American Markets. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is just 30 minutes away via I-90.
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Business Parks

Business Parks Elgin offers a wide variety of business locations with buildings to meet your space requirements and price point.
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Featured Properties

Featured Properties Looking for premium land parcels with I-90 visibility and access? Elgin has a site for you as well as many other options for your build-to-suit project.
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Workforce Elgin provides a diverse and skilled workforce with opportunities for learning and training.
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Incentives Several state and local economic incentives are available to encourage businesses to expand or locate in Elgin.
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Green Initiatives

Green Initiatives The City of Elgin recognizes the importance of altering its practices to reduce costs, environmental impact and promote community participation.
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Downtown Elgin

Downtown Elgin With its historic character and natural beauty of the Fox River, downtown Elgin presents a unique opportunity for commercial and retail businesses to be part of a growing and vibrant regional center.
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Maps Maps: Airport, Downtown Elgin, Industrial, Enterprise Zone, Highway, Tif District, Hospital, Major Highways, Cook & Kane County, Rail.
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