Business




Wheeling has long held its reputation as a strong industrial center in the Chicagoland region with nearly 14 million square feet of manufacturing facilities and the fifth largest manufacturing employment concentration in the State of Illinois.  Wheeling is also home to Chicago Executive Airport and over 470 commercial and retail establishments, bringing the total of licensed businesses in the Village to approximately 850.

Wheeling/Prospect Heights


The Wheeling/Prospect Heights (WPH) Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the local business advocacy organization in Wheeling. It is their goal to maintain a friendly and progressive community and advance the well being of the Wheeling area.

The WPH Chamber is organized to work as a liason for its member businesses, each of which has access to programs, events, publications and benefits offered through membership. 

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  1. Available Buildings & Sites

    The Department of Economic Development regularly monitors land and property availability and is able to provide an updated customized list of business location opportunities upon request.

  2. Bid Opportunities

    Access bids and request for proposals for consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, and suppliers.

  3. Building Permit Trends

    Review a table that shows historic building trends in the community.

  4. Business Directory

    Search a listing of businesses and organizations that operate in the area.

  5. Business Resources

    Read though public resources, which are helpful to new businesses.

  6. Comprehensive Plan

    The Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Wheeling was approved on July 28, 2003.

  7. Economic Development

    There is a considerable amount of property available for infill commercial and industrial development and redevelopment.

  8. METRA Station Area Planning Study

    The approximately 145-acre study area targeted for development includes the area immediately surrounding the station south to the Heritage Lake Tributary and west over the rail tracks to the ComEd lines.

  9. New Business Checklist

    The following checklist is provided to help you understand the requirements for new businesses in the Village of Wheeling.

  10. Retail Sales (PDF)

    Review retail sales by category.