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Matteson

Matteson is focused on attracting high-end quality retailers to our community. Our residents have the disposal income to support these types of business. With an average household income of $97,328, our residents are highly educated with white collar jobs and they desire quality stores. Join the growing list of over 300 companies that call Matteson home.

Businesses of all types and sizes are seeing Matteson as a great investment because of our commitment to positive growth. A public/private collaboration attest to our community’s commitment to provide the highest level of shopping/commerce experience to our residents and neighboring suburbs.

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Richton Park​

The Village of Richton Park is a lively and diverse suburban community, just 30 minutes southwest of the City of Chicago. Home to approximately 15,000 residents, Richton Park offers numerous serene parks, vibrant neighborhoods, and an active business community.

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Park Forest

It is with a humbled heart and deep appreciation that I thank each and every Park Forester for the opportunity to serve you as Mayor of Park Forest! Depopulation in the Village has become a major contribution to many of our Village’s challenges, including high property taxes and increasing water bills. It’s time to decrease the tax burden on residents by finding new sources of revenue and cutting costs. Park Forest has the potential for growth and it is time to expand our horizons. The Village has numerous incentive options for developers and construction projects, including Federal Opportunity Zones, State Enterprise Zones, and local TIF Districts waiting for your business. We also have the impending South Suburban Airport and the Research & Development Center for Transportation & Logistics at Governors State University. The Village must optimize these opportunities for growth and economic development.

Park Forest, We’re Open for Business! We have two new developers in town as Matanky Realty has sold its two properties (Orchard Park Plaza and the Theater Building in DownTown Park Forest). At least once a week I am asked if Steak ‘n Shake is coming to Park Forest. Yes, the Village has a contract pending for the site at Lincoln Highway and Indiana Street. The owner of 80 North Street, ForeBio Nutrition, has undertaken over $600,000 of interior work, and has a permit pending for additional work. Once this company becomes operational, Park Forest will have its first international manufacturer. The property at 381 Blackhawk Drive was recently purchased and will be reopening this summer as both an oil and lube business and a used car lot. DownTown Park Forest is now over 80 percent occupied. In addition to over 60 businesses that have long called DownTown Park Forest home, several new businesses add to the variety of uses. Area residents will find insurance offices, real estate offices, doctors, health and fitness, business services, caterers, and even a wine manufacturer in DownTown Park Forest.

When we talk about our Village, the arts have always been a key facet and is still an integral part of our community. Residents and visitors can see a show at Freedom Hall, view sculptures, paintings, and pictures at our two art galleries or take an art, dance or cooking class, and enjoy a play at Theater 47. There is something for every age and style to enjoy. We have numerous new stores moving into Park Forest, so be on the lookout for the upcoming advertisements as we get to know our local businesses. u Visit us on the web! www.villageofparkforest.com Phone: 708.283.5617

Olympia Fields has been and continues to be a Destination Community, in a world WHERE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Olympia Fields is rich in history and home to award-winning architecture, highly desirable and affordable unique homes, and a sprawling office park. It is the safest and most beautiful community in the southern suburbs. In other words, Olympia Fields is the place to be.  The newly completed $150 million expansion to Franciscan Health, the Olympia Fields Country Club and its world-class golfing events like the LPGA and the upcoming 2020 BMW Championship help to promote the Village of Olympia Fields (VOOF). Our stellar reputation and the proximity to world-class transportation all help to ensure that Olympia Fields remains the destination it has always been.  

A key to ensuring that our future remains a bright one is to grow a commercial tax base that will provide a balanced approach to ensuring a return on investment for the residents of Olympia Fields. We are in the process of securing real economic development that augments/supports a village-like atmosphere and positions us to take advantage of current and future trends in technology and retail. Olympia Fields remains the right place to attract young upwardly mobile families to share the vision, lifestyle and values that will enable Olympia Fields to remain a great place to live and raise a family but also a great place to start and run a business in the New World Economy.

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Olympia Fields

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UNIVERSITY PARK​

n recent years, University Park has quickly emerged as a national mega-cluster for logistics, distribution, and e-commerce. Thanks to the proximity to several interstate highways and national railroads, the region is now connected by truck and train to both oceans, Canada, and the Gulf of Mexico. The Interstate-57 logistics corridor is booming and considered one of Illinois’ emerging success stories. Anyone driving along I-57, whether coming from the north or the south, is witness to the massive new distribution and fulfillment centers popping up in recent years.

Big names like Clorox, Georgia-Pacific, Dot Foods, Avatar, and Amazon have done their due diligence analyses, completed their economic impact studies and invested hundreds of millions based on their positive growth projections. Occupying millions of square feet, these new outlets employ thousands of new workers, many of whom are integrated with state-of-the-art robotics, and together, they connect commerce to people across the Midwest and beyond.

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20650 S. Cicero Suite 1186 Matteson, IL 60443