Wheeling has long held its reputation as a strong industrial center in the Chicagoland region with nearly 14 million square feet of manufacturing facilities.  As a top Illinois manufacturing employer, Wheeling is a key location for businesses to thrive. Wheeling is also home to Chicago Executive Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the Chicagoland area. The Village is home to over 850 licensed businesses, and continues to grow and to attract future development. 

New Business Welcome Letter

Wheeling's Restaurant Row

Wheeling is home to an eclectic mix of fine dining and fast casual concepts. Some of the best-known local dining establishments include Bob Chinn's, Cooper's Hawk, Benihana, Saranello's, Superdawg, Boston Fish Market, among others.

B2B New Biz Grant Program

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) recently announced a new Back to Business Grant Program - the B2B New Biz Program. DCEO will be providing financial relief grant UP TO $30,000 to qualifying businesses that opened January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. The grant application opens November 30, 2023 (at 9 a.m.) and closes January 11, 2024 (at 11:59:59 p.m.). Please visit:
Business Assistance Grants for more information.