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Economic Development

Invest in Lake Forest

The City of Lake Forest welcomes your business.  Lake Forest is home to many international corporations, boutique retail businesses and residential homes. From quaint shops in the historic downtown to several corporations off of bustling I-94, Lake Forest is home to several of Chicagoland's most popular retailers and a wide assortment of four-star and casual dining establishments. As one of the largest communities in Lake County, Illinois and located 30 miles north of Chicago, Lake Forest business owners enjoy easy access to major interstate highways, O'Hare International Airport, the Waukegan Executive Airports, and passenger railroad systems.

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Lake Forest welcomes new businesses and is committed to helping new and existing businesses prosper. Whether you are a business looking for a new home in Lake Forest or are already a member of our community, you can find answers to your questions on this website or contact the Office of Economic Development to learn more about doing business in Lake Forest. If you are considering opening a business in Lake Forest, please e-mail Susan Kelsey, Economic Development, as she would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
An on-line calendar for information on cultural and community events available in the Lake Forest community can be accessed on the web site hosted by the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce.


Believe in Your Core 5K Training Event (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Event's details
April 28, 2018
Time:08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: West Park, Lake Forest, IL -60045


The Peak Interview (10:15 AM - 10:45 AM)

Event's details
May 04, 2018
Time:10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

People evaluate experiences based on peaks (good or bad). Learn how to leverage the Peak/End phenomenon as you prepare for and deliver an outstanding interview. Bill will cover best practices, including creating interesting stories around your accomplishments and how to skillfully deliver a memorable interview. The insight gained from this session will provide you with an edge over the competition and boost your chances of winning the job!

2018 Cop on a Rooftop (05:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Event's details
May 18, 2018
Time:05:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Dunkin' Donuts, Lake Forest, IL -60045



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Lake Forest Featured in Chicago Magazine

"It's like visiting the East Coast without actually visiting the East Coast."more >

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