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.
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.