Economic Development and Planning

10300 W. Roosevelt Road
Westchester, IL 60154
708-345-2873
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Greg Hribal
Acting Village Manager
Jim Novosel
Community Development Director

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.

The Planning & Economic Development Department provides staff support to the Plan & Zoning Commission and the Economic Development Committee. The Economic Development & Planning Department’s offices are located in the Village Hall main building at 10300 Roosevelt Road. They can be contacted between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm weekdays by calling 708-223-3052.

For more information regarding the services provided by the Economic Development & Planning Department please see the pages on the left hand side.
 

About Economic Development

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 Division is responsible for the following services:

  • Business Recruitment
  • Assists potential businesses with site selection
  • Business Retention
  • Marketing the Village
  • Information Dispersion
  • Communication with Business Sector
  • Staff Liaison to the Economic Development Commission
  • Represent the Village at various regional events
  • Implementing Village policies related to economic development
  • Various Studies

Business License

Liquor License

Available Properties & Sites
Business Retention and Expansion
Business Financing
Facade Improvement Grant
Major Employers
New Businesses
Promotional Opportunities
Sign Information
Statistics
Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremony
Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
Resources for Business Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)