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The communities of Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park and University Park are thriving and actively developing in order to keep up with the growing needs of today. Businesses of all sizes and types continue to be attracted to the unlimited opportunities for success that have been discovered in our five-Village area.

The region is a center for retail, with the presence of Matteson’s Lincoln Highway corridor featuring Lincoln Mall, the Matteson Auto Mall, as well as Park Forest Plaza, Downtown Park Forest and innumerable neighborhood shopping centers. Large-scale national chains sit side by side with smaller chains and locally owned establishments. The diverse array of businesses has contributed greatly to the strong retail trade sector of the region.

Our area is home to the largest office market in the south and southwest suburbs, anchored by several mixed-use commercial and office parks including Corporate Lakes, Southwick Corporate Park, Matteson Commons and Governors Office Park.


There is also plenty of space for manufacturers—notably within University Park’s Governor’s Gateway Industrial Park, a sweeping site currently housing around 60 manufacturing and service businesses.

A great location in the vast Chicago market and near major modes of transportation, short commute times, a well-trained work force, unmatched government incentives, and an overall high quality of life are among further advantages to established prospective businesses.

Opportunities through the Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce only add to the benefits. Dedicated to its five member communities, the Chamber works to encourage a favorable business environment, advocate for various economic development initiatives and serve as a voice for its local businesses and the communities they serve.



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