Targeted Industries

Targeted Industries

Huntley's location within both the Golden Corridor and Northern Illinois Technology Triangle attracts firms seeking to leverage proximity to existing resources while appreciating the unique benefits of Huntley itself.  Additionally, strong relationships with workforce development organizations (community colleges, workforce investment boards and other organizations) assist businesses in meeting their training and recruiting needs.

Huntley is home to a variety of businesses ranging from start-ups, independent manufacturing, corporate entities, financial institutions and restaurants as well as national, regional and independent retailers that have successfully located here and are an essential part of our community.

Industry Cluster Concentrations
The metro Chicago area is home to a number of the nation's largest industry clusters including many technology oriented segments including IT and Telecommunications and Defense and Security as well as others including Transportation and Logistics, Printing and Publishing, and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. Huntley's location on I-90 just 30 miles west of O'Hare International Airport and 30 miles east of Rockford's large manufacturing cluster offers firms excellent access to suppliers and customers in the US. 

While Huntley welcomes a wide variety of industry and service sectors, following are a few of the industries that are targeted:

Independent Restaurants
The friendly Village with Country Charm appreciates the value of eating food made locally by people that live in our community. 

Gap Analysis research indicates that the Huntley market is prime for retail shopping options.  Residents leave the area to seek out unique items as well as necessities. 

Advanced Manufacturing
One of the top states for manufacturing in the nation, Illinois boasts a rich history of industrial excellence that has evolved into an advanced, technology-driven sector.

Huntley is home to a significant concentration of packaging firms.  These companies take advantage of Huntley's convenient access to I-90 and the close proximity to other packaging firms.  

Data Centers/Call Centers/Back Office
Dark fiber access along I-90 and a large power supply via ComEd's electrical distribution network and substation make Huntley a strong candidate for the location of data center operations at costs significantly less than those of the area's major cities.