MAYOR’S WELCOME An “Eye to the Future” is not only an economic development slogan, but also a comprehensive approach to building our community and strengthening our local economy. Our economic development team is ready to share with prospective business owners the many strategic advantages to relocating into or expanding your business within the Carol Stream community. The success of this effort is due to partnerships with the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce, Choose DuPage, the College of DuPage Office of Business Solutions, the DuPage Workforce Development Board, the Technology Center of DuPage and other resource agencies. Community assets that benefit local businesses include a well-maintained roadway network, improved access to O’Hare International Airport with the ongoing construction of the I-390 Tollway, a world-class higher education system that is home to 14 public and private universities, including College of DuPage, a skilled and competitive workforce, as well as the regional connections to the global economy that places Illinois as the Midwest’s leader in foreign exports.
The Carol Stream community is an attractive location for business investment with recent and ongoing industrial development projects by Mercedes-Benz North America, Core Centric Solutions, Pilot Flying J and also a planned industrial redevelopment project along North Avenue. The village’s planned renovation of the Bielawski Municipal Center, a $13-$15 million facility improvement project, will include a complete redesign of the existing 40,400 square feet of program space and create 14,300 square feet of additional space. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2017 and finish in 2018. On behalf of the village board, appointed officials and our staff, I want to thank the Chamber membership for its ongoing investment in the community. Our economic development team will continue to “Keep an Eye to the Future” so Carol Stream continues to remain a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Frank Saverino Carol Stream Mayor
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