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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: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 12 noon, on Saturday's find us at the Farmers Market

Phone:  847-613-7005

Staff contact:
Susan L. Kelsey


LF/LB Chamber - Annual Luncheon with the Mayors (11:30 AM - 01:00 PM)

Event's details
July 18, 2019

Time:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: Deer Path Inn, Lake Forest, IL -60045


Lake Forest Day August 6 and 7 (06:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

Event's details
August 06, 2019-August 07, 2019
Time:06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Celebrate Lake Forest at the Annual Lake Forest Day festivities!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Deerpath/Western/McKinley Railroad Crossing to be Closed from August 8-16

Track maintenance will be taking place.more >

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

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