Wheeling has long held its reputation as a strong industrial center in the Chicagoland region with nearly 14 million square feet of manufacturing facilities and the fifth largest manufacturing employment concentration in the State of Illinois. Wheeling is also home to Chicago Executive Airport and over 470 commercial and retail establishments, bringing the total of licensed businesses in the Village to approximately 850.
Greater Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry 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 Wheeling area.
The Greater Wheeling Area 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.
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, Tuscany, and so many others. Learn more about Wheeling's Restaurant Row http://www.visitchicagonorthshore.com/restaurant-row
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.
Review a table that shows historic building trends in the community.
Search a listing of businesses and organizations that operate in the area.
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.
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.
The following checklist is provided to help you understand the requirements for new businesses in the Village of Wheeling.
Review retail sales by category.