Wheeling has long held its reputation as a strong industrial center in the Chicagoland region with nearly 14 million square feet of manufacturing facilities. As a top Illinois manufacturing employer, Wheeling is a key location for businesses to thrive. Wheeling is also home to Chicago Executive Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the Chicagoland area. The Village is home to over 850 licensed businesses, and continues to grow and to attract future development.
Wheeling's Famous Restaurant Row
Wheeling is home to an eclectic mix of fine dining and fast casual concepts. Some of the best-known local dining establishments include Bob Chinn's, Cooper's Hawk, Benihana, Buca di Beppo, Saranello's, Superdawg, Boston Fish Market, among others. Learn more about Wheeling's Restaurant Row by visiting: http://www.visitchicagonorthshore.com/restaurant-row.
Greater Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Chamber) is the local business advocacy organization in Wheeling. It is their goal to maintain a friendly and progressive community and advance the well being of the greater Wheeling area.
The Chamber is organized to work as a liaison for its member businesses, each of which has access to programs, events, publications and benefits offered through membership. To learn more, visit the Chamber at: https://www.wheelingareachamber.com/.
Why Choose Wheeling?
We are a smart community for a business to call home, as transportation, infrastructure and accessibility are among are strongest assets.
Economic Development Brochure
A Brochure highlighting the strengths of Wheeling
Available Buildings & Sites
The Department of Economic Development regularly monitors land and property availability and is able to provide an updated customized list of business location opportunities upon request.
Access bids and request for proposals for consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, and suppliers.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning offers a demographic breakdown of the Wheeling community.
METRA Station Area Planning Study
The approximately 145-acre study area targeted for development includes the area immediately surrounding the station south to the Heritage Lake Tributary and west over the rail tracks to the ComEd lines.
Business Support Organizations and Resources
Read though public resources, which are helpful to new businesses.
The Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Wheeling was approved on July 28, 2003.
There is a considerable amount of property available for infill commercial and industrial development and redevelopment.
Interactive Dining Guide
Interactive Dining Guide for Wheeling Restaurants
Home Improvement Business Guide
Businesses offering sales and assistance to property owners in Wheeling on various property improvement projects.
New Business Checklist
The following checklist is provided to help you understand the requirements for new businesses in the Village of Wheeling.
Restaurant and Retail Build-Out Assistance Grant
Restaurant Row Corridor Plan
Plan for the development of Wheeling's Restaurant Row