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. 

golden_corridor_mapThe Golden Corridor is represented by the area along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) from O'Hare to Rockford.  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.

Major Companies
Notable companies headquartered in or having a significant presence in the Golden Corridor include:

  • Weber-Stephen Products, non-gas grill factory in Huntley
  • Life Spine, corporate headquarters for medical research and development of micro invasive expandable technology
  • FYH Bearings, headquarters in Osaka, Japan with US office/distribution facility in Huntley
  • Union Special, specialty 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)
  • 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
  • Experian, credit information group with regional offices in Schaumburg
  • 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.

Transportation Infrastructure  
Transportation is vital to the greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. Key transportation advantages include:

  • 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 Airport, which also serves the Golden Corridor, provides passenger service and is the 18th busiest air cargo facility in the United States
  • Lake in the Hills Airport, Schaumburg Regional Airport, and Chicago Executive Airport (in nearby Wheeling) provide general aviation service to the area
  • Interstate 90 (Jane Addams Tollway) 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:

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
  • 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
The area is rich in cultural and entertainment venues:

  • 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