Top Reasons to Start, Move or Expand Your Business in Cook County


  1. Providing incentives that allow local business to start, expand or hire new workers right here in Cook County.
  2. Leveraging grant dollars effectively to help fund projects that create jobs and revitalize communities.
  3. Bringing municipalties together to find solutions that benefit all Cook County residents.
  4. Second largest county in the United States and home to 132 diverse municipalities.
  5. Regional hub for major sources of transportation – air, cargo, rail and truck. Home to O’Hare International Airport
  6. The County is an active partner and investor in building a 21st Century Broadband Structure – the Chicago Southland Fiber Network (CSFN)
  7. Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership  is developing a workforce for today’ jobs.
  8. Offers an endless array of sports, cultural, and recreational venues.
  9. Home to some of the major universities and medical centers in the country.
  10. Our population reached 5,194,675  reported by 2010 Census data.
  11. Has a vibrant tourist industry.
  12. According to the 2010 Census, more than 1/3rd of Cook County residents have at least a college degree; up from just 25% in 1980
  13. Cook County leads the 7-county region in the growth of management, professional and related occupations (2010 Census)