Economic Development

Drone shot of Northbrook downtown with a map marker

Welcome to Northbrook

Northbrook is located just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, 9 miles from O’Hare International Airport, and between the Edens Expressway (I-94) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-294). It is a suburban community with a population of 35,222 and home to a large retail and industrial base. The Village ranks in the top 10 Illinois’ wealthiest communities with a population of 25,000 and over and average household income of $194,167.   

Construction & Development Webpage

To find the latest information on large-scale private development projects that are going through the Village’s review process, have been approved, or are currently under construction, click here.  

Demographic Data

For key retail demographic and area retail market profile data, click here.

Interactive Map 

Navigate the interactive map below to learn more about the various retail areas of the Village, including the 1-million SF Northbrook Court mall, 417,000 SF Willow Festival shopping center, and 335,000 SF Village Square shopping center. 


We hope you find the Village's website as a resource for your business. Explore 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.