Business & Economic Development
We invite you to discover Arlington Heights commitment to progress. When it comes to opportunities for success, exciting growth potential and quality of life, there’s no place like Arlington Heights for business. The Village’s strategy is to create a diversified, expanding and dynamic economy through the development of new businesses and the enhancement of existing businesses. The goal of this strategy is to create business organizations that will remain, prosper and expand within the Village. The Village and business works together to create quality jobs, higher wages and a quality of life unsurpassed by others. The primary goal of economic development staff is to retain existing business, recruit new businesses, expand the tax base, increase employment and foster economic growth in the Village.
The Village’s economic development activities focus upon marketing and promotion of the Village to maintain and enhance its economic base. Our staff updates relevant economic and demographic data; coordinates the Business Retention and Attraction Programs; and encourages continued growth and development of the Downtown. The Discover Arlington Marketing program is an integral part of the economic development program.
For more information please download the Economic Development Brochure.
For more information please view the Arlington Heights Discover Guide
For more information please view the Downtown E-News March 2013
For more information please view the Downtown E-News July 2012
For more information please view the Downtown E-News March 2012
For more information please view the Downtown E-News July 2011
Questions can be directed to the Business and Development Coordinator for the Village of Arlington Heights at (847) 368-5200.
Arlington Economic Alliance Business Marketing Video Program
The Village of Arlington Heights and the Arlington Economic Alliance launched the Business Marketing Video Program which allows businesses within the corporate limits of the Village to air business marketing videos on the municipal access channel. The Economic Alliance selected Lorelle Communications to produce and air the business marketing videos on the municipal access channel. The objective of the program is to promote local shopping within the Village. Business marketing videos can be produced for as little as $200 with three months of air time free. The program allows local businesses to promote their goods and services directly to Arlington Heights residents.
For more information please view the Arlington Economic Alliance Business Video Program
Please check out the latest videos at the following link http://www.youtube.com/arlingtonheightstv
Arlington Economic Alliance Spring 2013 Outreach Breakfast
The Arlington Economic Alliance and the Village of Arlington Heights are hosting the Spring 2013 Outreach Breakfast on April 11, 2013 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Village Hall in the Community Room on the 3rd Floor at 33 S. Arlington Heights Road. The Economic Alliance Breakfast provides an opportunity to network with members of the business community as well as Village officials.
Arlington Economic Alliance Fall Newsletter
The Economic Alliance is comprised of business leaders from various sectors of the Village's business community. They are an economic advisory group to the Village Board and work in partnership with the Village to promote business interests and enhance the community's marketing and economic development efforts.
Click here to read the Fall 2011, Arlington Economic Alliance Fall 2011 Newsletter
Arlington Economic Alliance Spring Newsletter
Click here to read the Spring 2011, Arlington Economic Alliance Spring 2011 Newsletter
Arlington Economic Alliance Spring Breakfast Presentation - Strategies to Improve Your Business
The Economic Alliance hosted the Spring Outreach Breakfast on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. The Spring Breakfast provided a presentation from Greg Galanos from Energy 360 Solutions regarding was to improve the energy efficiency of your Business.
Click here to read the presentation regarding Strategies to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Business
Arlington Economic Alliance Fall Breakfast Presentation - Strategies to Improve Your Business
The Economic Alliance hosted the Fall Outreach Breakfast on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. The Fall Breakfast provided a presentation from Sue Smedinghoff from the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College regarding Strategies to Improve Your Business.
Click here to read the Fall 2010 Economic Alliance Breakfast presentation, "Strategies to Improve Your Business" presentation
Small Business Seminar
The Village of Arlington Heights, the Illinois Small Business Development Center of Harper College and the Arlington Economic Alliance hosted a Small Business Seminar entitled "How to Reinvigorate Your Retail Sales." The featured speaker was Bonnie Richter the Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College. Bonnie Richter provided small businesses with fresh and time tested ideas that work to enhance your business. She provided practical tools, handouts and new ideas to improve sales.
For more information please download the presentation "How to Reinvigorate Retail Sales"