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Take advantage of these city services:

  • "Fast-Track New Business Program" - get your tenant up and running quickly with the city's Fast Track program.  All new businessse are personally assisted with the permitting, occupany process.  Whether your business is retail, restaurant, service or professional, the city can help your potential tenant reduce costly expenses with opening a new business.
  • Representation at the International Conferencr of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  The city attends the annual and regional ICSC events and represents available properties.  Promote your available property by providing floor plans and contact information.  For a recent list of retail brokers in the Chicago area, click here.
  • For recent ersi Market Place information, click here.
  • For a recent presentation by Bridget Lane, Business District Inc on the future of retailing, click here.
  • Business prospect program - Join the business prospect program by submitting your needs and contact information to the city.  Every year, the city visits businesses throughout the Chicagoland area, recruiting new stores to Lake Forest.




Office of Economic Development

City Hall
220 Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL  60045
Hours: 8:00 am - 12 noon, on Saturday, find us at the Farmers Market!

Phone: 847-613-7005

Staff Contact:
Susan L. Kelsey
Economic Development Officer

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Come to the Open Air Market through October 8

The City of Lake Forest 6th Annual Open Air Market is open every Saturday at the East Lake Forest Train Station parking lot at the corner of Deerpath and Western Avenue featuring more American farmers and student entrepreneurs. Sponsored by Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, the Market will focus on healthy eating and invite guests to explore, dine and shop in Lake Forest. more >

220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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