Village of Skokie Business and Economic Development
Diversity, the hallmark of Skokie, is reflected not only in its demography, but also in its economic profile and economic development strategies. The Economic Development Division promotes a diverse and progressive economic development approach to make Skokie as one of the best places of its size to live and work. The Village is actively pursuing policies to attract high quality jobs, maintain and enhance its position as a major retail center in Chicagoland, create a more vibrant downtown, promote transit oriented development, and retain its manufacturing base. Primary functions of the Economic Development Division include:
- Coordinating special redevelopment programs throughout the Village’s business districts;
- Marketing available properties and development opportunities;
- Managing tax increment financing (TIF) districts and other development projects; and
- Disseminating economic and community data to developers, businesses, citizens and other interested parties.
Looking to open a business in Skokie? Use the Zoom Prospector link below to search for available commercial properties in Skokie. When you have noted properties of interest, contact Leslie Murphy at Skokie’s Economic Development Office for more information on the properties you have selected.
Village of Skokie Community Development
The Community Development Department includes the Planning, Economic Development, Building and Zoning, and Property Standards Divisions and provides “one-stop-shopping” for the Village’s development needs.
Skokie Public Library Business Services
If you’re looking to start, manage, or grow a business, the Skokie Public Library can provide tools and support to help you get the job done.
Better Business Bureau
Small Business Advocacy Council
SCORE North Chicago
Internal Revenue Services
Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
U.S. Small Business Administration
Cook County Department of Public Health
Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
United State Department of Labor