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Welcome to Northbrook - The Forefront of the Northshore for Business

The Village of Northbrook continues to strive to create an inviting atmosphere for the 34,407 individuals that call it home while ensuring an environment for new and existing businesses to grow. We hope you find the Village's web site as a resource for your business. Check out the links on the left hand side of this webpage for more information about conducting business in Northbrook. In addition to the website, you will find a copy of A Guide to Operating a Business in Northbrook, which contains much of the website's information in one downloadable and printable document.

Northbrook's location between the Edens Expressway (I-94) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) provides industrial and commercial companies an advantage in terms of access to labor and to markets.

Through the development of the remaining vacant commercial land and redevelopment of existing industrial and commercial areas, Northbrook has positioned itself for future new and existing business growth.

Northbrook is currently home for the headquarters of internationally known companies such as Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. and Crate & Barrel as well as home for hundreds of local and regional businesses.
In addition to a significant office and industrial base, Northbrook has a large retail base anchored by the 1+ million square foot regional mall, Northbrook Court.

So whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, or office-based business, the Village of Northbrook wants to help you grow a successful business.

Economic Development Committee Spotlights

The Northbrook Economic Development Committee (EDC) is committed to establishing and sustaining relationships among Northbrook residents, businesses, and governmental entities. As part of the EDC’s ongoing effort to encourage ’sustainable partnerships build on common ground’, the EDC has discussed various economic development topics in the Village’s newsletter: 

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