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
2017 Business Survey Results

The Department of Planning and Community Development conducted a survey of Arlington Heights businesses in 2017. Results of the survey were shared with the Village Board in August 2018.

View details of the survey.

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