Business & Development

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Why Open a Business in Homewood?

Homewood is located just 25 miles from Downtown Chicago and less than a mile from three major interstate highways (I-57, I-80 and I-294). Homewood is in the heart of the Midwest and Chicago region is beneficial for business. It allows for a unique time and distance advantage to connect with people, conduct business and transport goods all over the nation.

The population is large and well-educated, which is an asset to any business' labor force or consumer base. Chicago is home to some of the top universities and medical centers in the world, fostering a positive business atmosphere throughout the region. Homewood has an award-winning education system, boasting one of the top high schools in the state. It is a few short miles from four major colleges and universities (Governors State University, Purdue-Calumet, Prairie State College, and South Suburban College). Homewood is about 30 minutes from the University of Chicago, one of the world's preeminent research universities.

Homewood Helps Businesses Succeed

Village staff works closely with the Economic Development Committee (EDC) to promote Homewood and our vibrant economy. The EDC is made up of seven local residents and business owners/operators interested in promoting the Village from an economic point-of-view. In addition, the Village works closely with area business groups to promote Homewood and support existing businesses.

For more information contact Angela Mesaros, Director of Economic and Community Development at or call 708-206-3387.