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
Village Wins Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Award
The Village of Arlington Heights Wins the Best of the Best awards for its Downtown Atmosphere and for being the Best City/Place to Live. The Best of the Best awards program is organized through the Daily Herald. Thanks to everyone who voted for the V... Read More
Village Wins Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Award
National Night Out Celebrated on August 7
Come out to North School Park from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7 for the annual National Night Out event and meet with Arlington Heights Police Officers and Fire fighters, learn more about what they do to protect you, as well as learn more a... Read More
National Night Out Celebrated on August 7
Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4
Bookend weekend events - the Mane Event and the Taste of Arlington Heights - will be held on Friday and Saturday in the Downtown, August 3 & 4. Both events are held in recognition and celebration of the Arlington Park Racecourse's premier race, the A... Read More
Mane Event & Taste of Arlington Heights, August 3 & 4
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Arts Commission Hosts 9th Annual Photo Competition
If you enjoy photography and have an interest in developing a creative picture, consider enrolling in the Arts Commission's 9th Annual Photography Competition. This year's theme is "Celebrating our Arlington Heights Community." The winning image shou... Read More
Arts Commission Hosts 9th Annual Photo Competition