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As Glendale Heights’ population continues to grow, so does its business community, which is led by such industries as manufacturing, wholesale/ retail trade, healthcare and social services. Businesses of all sizes and types continue to see Glendale Heights as a prime choice for establishment and expansion, thanks to its strategic location in the Chicagoland area, its dedication to enhancing the vital facets of community life, the availability of advantageous development opportunities, and the installation of significant business-related organizations.

The Glendale Heights area boasts excellent commercial sites and several industrial and business parks. Commercial growth has been centralized at three integral intersections in the Village—North Avenue and Bloomingdale Road, North Avenue and Glen Ellyn Road, and Bloomingdale Road and Army Trail Road—with future retail development plans being devised at I-355 along the North Avenue corridor.

The area’s industrial parks, equipped with an established infrastructure system ready to be utilized, total more than 400 acres. The design of Glendale Heights’ industrial and business parks welcome everything from office and research use to warehouse, distribution and light manufacturing. The Village encourages growth in these areas, as industrial development aids in fortifying the tax base of Glendale Heights—and, at the same time, providing ample employment opportunities for residents.

A number of prominent business sites can be found within the area, including:

• The 101-acre Highgrove Center of DuPage East Campus (southwestern corner of Army Trail Road and Glen Ellyn Road).
• The 83-acre Highgrove Center of DuPage West Campus (southeastern corner of Army Trail Road and Schmale Road).
• The 106-acre Glen Pointe Business Park (west of Bloomingdale Road and Glen Pointe Drive).
• The 45-acre Glendale Lakes Business Park (east of Schmale Road at Lake Drive).
• The 20-acre Sawko Industrial Park (western side of Glen Ellyn Road at Mitchell Drive).
• The 20-acre Polo Club Business Park (western side of Glen Ellyn Road, north of Windy Point Drive).
• The 20-acre Sean Neilan Industrial Park (west of Glen Ellyn Road, on the southern side of Windy Point Drive).
• The 50-acre Glendale Industrial Park (western side of Bloomingdale Road at Brandon Drive).
• The 20-acre Glendale Heights Business Park (northern side of Fullerton Avenue, east of Glen Ellyn Road).
• The Glendale Office Park (northwestern corner of Army Trail Road and Gladstone Drive).
• Glenwood Center (eastern side of Glen Ellyn Road, south of North Avenue).

Major corporations found within these parks include Graybar Electric Company, Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, Specialty Moving Systems and Casio—among many others.

In addition to these blooming commercial areas and industrial parks, Glendale Heights encompasses hundreds of acres of undeveloped land deemed suitable to accommodate either industrial or business development.

Resources from the College of DuPage, the Glendale Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Village’s Community Development Department have proven to be quite rewarding and vital to the business community of the area. Take advantage of the resources and prowess of COD’s programming, faculty and staff through the Business and Professional Institute; meet with fellow local businesses at a Chamber networking event; and check out the incentives afforded for business establishment and expansion through the Village of Glendale Heights. There’s no better time than now to research the benefits of doing business in Glendale Heights.

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