Westchester is perfectly located with easy access to the entire Chicago region. The Village is located directly west of downtown Chicago in western Cook County. Westchester enjoys direct access to I-290 and I-294, which provide accessibility to major employment centers, hospitals, universities, parks, and major airports such as Midway International Airport and O’Hare International Airport. The Village’s quality residential makeup, access to major roadways, and open space opportunities, make it a great place to work, live and play!
The Economic Development & Planning Department is responsible for issues related to land use and development. The Department assists potential businesses with site selection services, provides information to the business community on commercial vacancies, demographics, community profiles, and property statistics. We strive to create a business-friendly environment so that existing businesses will choose to remain and new businesses will locate in Westchester, thereby creating a variety of goods and services for residents and businesses and ensuring the Village maintains a balanced tax base that creates sufficient revenue to provide for Village services.