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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.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Covid-Releated Business Support Program Offered

Funding can include reimbursement for annual license fees and a 50/50 cost sharing for expenses. » Download Document

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

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