Huntley Illinois
Economic Development

Office / Industrial

Located in Chicago’s Golden Corridor at the crossroads of Interstate 90 & Route 47, Huntley provides all the transportation, labor, and utility benefits of being located in the Midwest’s largest market. Combining high growth, low cost, and full interstate access, Huntley provides a superior location for business 


The Golden Corridor is represented by the area along thJane Addams Memorial Tollway, formerly known as the Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90) in the Chicago metropolitan area The phrase arises from the "gold mine” of economic profit for communities in the surrounding area. Fortune 500 company headquarters, office parks, industrial parks, exhibition and entertainment centers, medical facilities, hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants are located along the Golden Corridor. The Golden Corridor is also home to numerous foreign firms, many from Japan and the Far East.


One of the most successful industry-specific manufacturing hubs in the United States is located in the Golden Corridor, which stretches along I-90 in northern Illinois.




Cities and Villages

Cities and villages located within the scope of the Golden Corridor include:


Arlington Heights




Elk Grove Village


South Barrington



Prospect Heights



Wood Dale

Hoffman Estates

Hanover Park

Mount Prospect


Rolling Meadows


Lake in the Hills

East Dundee

West Dundee





Pingree Grove



Major Companies

Numerous important companies are headquartered in or have a significant presence in the Golden Corridor including:

  • Weber-Stephen Products, non-gas grill factory in Huntley
  • FYH Bearings, headquarters in Osaka, Japan with US distribution facility in Huntley
  • Dean Foods, dairy product distribution facility in Huntley
  • Union Special, speciality closures manufacturing facility in Huntley
  • Sears Holdings, major department store chain headquartered in Hoffman Estates
  • Motorola, telecommunications company headquartered in Schaumburg
  • United Airlines, major airline company with main operations center in Elk Grove Village. (Its headquarters are in Chicago)
  • Affiliated Computer Services,  IT outsourcing company with offices in Schaumburg
  • The Nielsen Company, marketing research firm headquartered in Schaumburg
  • Automatic Data Processing, technology and services company; Dealer Services Division is headquartered in Hoffman Estates
  • U.S. Robotics, manufacturer of modems headquartered in Schaumburg
  • Zurich Financial Services, regional offices in Schaumburg
  • Siemens Medical Solutions, regional offices in Hoffman Estates
  • FANUC Robotics, regional offices in Hoffman Estates
  • Mori Seiki, U.S. headquarters in Rolling Meadows
  • NEC Display Solutions of America, regional offices in Itasca
  • Omron, regional offices in Schaumburg
  • STMicroelectronics, regional offices in Schaumburg
  • Mazak, Japanese machine tool builder with regional offices in Schaumburg
  • THK, Japanese machinery manufacturer with its U.S. headquarters in Schaumburg
  • Sprint Nextel, telecommunications company with regional offices in Itasca (also in Rosemont)
  • Verizon Wireless, telecommunications company with regional offices in Elgin
  • Safeco, an insurance company with regional offices in Schaumburg
  • Experian, credit information group with regional offices in Schaumburg
  • Regional offices for several major home developers including Pulte and Lennar
  • InstallShield, A Software Company with Headquarters in Schaumburg
  • BMW of North America, German luxury auto manufacturer with Regional offices in Schaumburg


Educational Institutions

A variety of higher educational institutions are located along the Golden Corridor, ranging from branch locations to community and four year colleges.

  • McHenry County College, community college in Crystal Lake and workforce development in McHenry
  • Judson University, 4-year college located in Elgin
  • Harper College, community college located in Palatine
  • Elgin Community College,  community college in Elgin
  • Roosevelt University, located in Schaumburg
  • NIU Hoffman Estates, the Hoffman Estates branch of Northern Illinois University
  • American InterContinental University has its online campus offices in Hoffman Estates
  • Argosy University branch in Schaumburg
  • DePaul University branch in Rolling Meadows
  • Olivet Nazarene University branch in Rolling Meadows
  • National Louis University branch in Elgin

Transportation Infrastructure

  • O'Hare International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world, offers commercial passenger air service to the greater Chicagoland region and is located within the scope of the Golden Corridor. Chicago Rockford International Airportwhich serves also serves the Golden Corridor, provides passenger service and is the 18th busiest air cargo facility in the United States, 
  • Lake in the Hills AirportSchaumburg Regional Airport, and Chicago Executive Airport (in nearby Wheeling) provide general aviation service to the area
  • Interstate 90 is the primary interstate highway in the area, providing high-speed limited-access transportation for the corridor. In addition to providing direct highway access to many of the local roads, communities, and amenities of the Golden Corridor, it also provides access to Rockford to the west and downtown Chicago to the east, and extends coast-to-coast, from Seattle to Boston.

Healthcare Facilities

Located within five miles (8 km) of the Jane Addams Tollway are a variety of major hospitals, including:

  • Centegra Hospital - Huntley, 128-bed hospital opening in Huntley in August, 2016
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital, located in Elgin approximately 5 minutes from the I-90/Rt. 47 Interchange
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital, in Elgin
  • St. Alexius Medical Center, in Hoffman Estates
  • Northwest Community Healthcare Hospital, in Arlington Heights

Shopping Centers

Ranging from regional indoor malls to chic lifestyle centers, "the Golden Corridor" is a bustling center of retail activity. Major shopping centers include:

  • Woodfield Mall, among the Top 10 largest malls in North America, located in Schaumburg
  • Huntley Outlet Center, a 50-store outlet mall located at Route 47 and I-90 in Huntley
  • Algonquin Commons, the largest outdoor mall complex in Illinois. Located in Algonquin.
  • Spring Hill Mall, a regional mall in West Dundee
  • The Arboretum of South Barrington located in South Barrington
  • One of two Chicago area IKEA locations in Schaumburg
  • Cabela's outdoor enthusiast store in Hoffman Estates


Entertainment and Exhibition Centers

  • Sears Centre, a 10,000 seat arena in Hoffman Estates. The arena is the home of the Chicago Slaughter IFL team, and the Chicago Express ECHL team 
  • Huntley Park District, a full fitness, outdoor and water recreation venue in Huntley
  • The Hemmens Cultural Center, a 1,200 seat theater in Elgin, home of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra
  • Schaumburg Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel, a 175,000-square-foot convention center and 500-room hotel located at Meacham Road and I-90 in Schaumburg
  • Medieval Times, a dinner-theater located at Roselle Road and Interstate 90 in Schaumburg.
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Schaumburg
  • Arlington Park, a major horse racing track in Arlington Heights
  • Grand Victoria Riverboat, located in downtown Elgin
  • Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, a 6,000 seat minor league ballpark located on Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg

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Where is Huntley?

Strategically located at I-90 and Rt. 47. Only 30 miles from O'Hare Airport and Rockford-Chicago Airport.

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