Business & Economic Development

Arlington Heights businesses enjoy the benefit of progressive and proactive efforts in recruiting new businesses and retaining current business. Our economic development efforts, along with efforts of local business-oriented agencies, create a favorable, welcoming climate for all businesses.

If you are interested in opening a business in Arlington Heights or if you would like to learn more about programs and incentives for new and existing businesses, please call the Planning & Community Development Department at 847.368.5200. 








Why Arlington Heights

The incredible lifestyle and quality of the community is what you'd expect from one of Chicago’s largest suburbs. Arlington Heights offers businesses a prime location, transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, livability, strong sense of community, and a dynamic, diverse economy.  The Business and Economic Development Coordinator is eager to assist in any aspect of your business. To contact, please call 847.368.5200 or planningmail@vah.com.

How We Can Help

We will assist new and existing businesses with:

  • Confidential project coordination during the early evaluation phase
  • Due diligence coordination and certification
  • Available space
  • Inventory
  • Specialized site selection assistance
  • Demographic and Transportation needs assessment
  • Business finance assistance
  • Zoning verification analysis and assistance
  • Permit and signage option analysis and tracking
  • Outside agency review assistance
News
Police Department Receives Top Award
Arlington Heights Police receives the top award in the Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge presented by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The award represents efforts of the Department... Read More
Police Department Receives Top Award
Nominations Accepted for Disability Employment Award
Local businesses and residents are encouraged to nominate an Arlington Heights employer that proactively hires and employs citizens with disabilities. The Disability Employment Awareness Award recognizes an Arlington Heights employer for their effort... Read More
Nominations Accepted for Disability Employment Award
Special Enforcement, Roadside Checkpoint August 31
The Police Department will have a special traffic enforcement activities relating to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" on August 31. A Roadside Checkpoint is also planned for August 31. ... Read More
Special Enforcement, Roadside Checkpoint August 31
Kathy Kasprowicz Receives Senior Service Award
The 11th recipient of the Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award is given to Kathy Kasprowicsz, formerly of the Escorted Transportation Service Northwest. She was integral in building the program into the great service and success it is today. ... Read More
Kathy Kasprowicz Receives Senior Service Award