Business in Downers Grove

Downers Grove is home to about 3000 businesses, all contributing to the vibrancy of our community. With an unmatched location, locally owned retailers and national chains thrive in Downers Grove. Large corporations that enjoy a Downers Grove address include Sara Lee, Arrow Gear, Magnetrol, Pepperidge Farms, Tricon Industries, MacNeil Automotive and Pettibone, LLC. With an award winning educational system, commuter rail and bus service, superior parks and recreational facilities and affordable house, Downers Grove has just what smart business people are looking for. Offering retail, office and industrial space - there’s room for all business! The Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry serves its community as the premier business resource for its membership by providing and protecting economic opportunity essential to operating and growing a successful enterprise.

Downtown Downers Grove is the heart of our Village but business thrives from north to south. Other corridors include:

Butterfield and Finley
The Butterfield/Finley Business District offers superior accessibility due to its location adjacent to interstates I-88 and I- 355. It is one of the most energetic and diverse districts in Downers Grove and includes five retail shopping centers, two office complexes, one industrial park and six hotels, representing more than five million square feet. The beautiful Esplanade Class A office campus is located in this district and is home for the Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation.

31st and Highland
The 31st Street and Highland Business District are located within a few miles of I-355 and I-294 and are immediately adjacent to I-88. This excellent location enables businesses to attract qualified employees from miles around. The district is comprised primarily of office space and is home to the Highland Landmark 42-acre office campus, which includes five buildings totaling more than 1,000,000 square feet.

Ogden Avenue Corridor
The Downers Grove Ogden Avenue Corridor is a 4-mile major east/west thoroughfare that begins at Williams Street and extends to I-355. This corridor is home to 300 businesses, which generate approximately $4 million in annual sales tax revenue. The corridor's high traffic count (35,000 vehicles per day) has attracted a vast variety of businesses such as the dental office of Oral Health Care Professionals, LLC - Jeffrey Wascher, DDS, Eric Jackson, DDS, Patrick O'Flaherty, DDS, Yonan Carpet One, Luxury Motors, Community Bank of Downers Grove, Bob Carters Auto Repair, Pugi Mazda, and Merlins. In 1999, an Ogden Master Plan was created. In 2000, a TIF District was established to foster redevelopment. In 2003, the Village introduced the Old Plank Road Vision to position Ogden as a high quality retail corridor offering extended hours, a green, people friendly environment; unifying design elements and historical streetscape designs.

Ellsworth Industrial Park (Maple and I-355)
The 300-acre Ellsworth Industrial Park is located at the west end of Downers Grove, adjacent to both interstate I-355 and the Belmont Train Station. The Ellsworth Industrial Park was built in the late 1950's and is home to more than 135 diverse businesses, including Arrow Gear and Magnetrol.

75th Street
The 75th Street shopping meca spans from Fairview to just east of I-355 with 75th and Lemont Rd. serving as the center stage. The diverse retail center serves not only Downers Grove but three other surrounding communities.

To view a map of the Downers Grove Business Districts click here!