Economic Activity Overview
Incorporated April 17, 2001, the Village of Homer Glen is strategically positioned in northeastern Will County, 25 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Homer Glen is an upscale suburban gem offering a unique blend of open space, beautiful residential developments and vibrant commercial corridors with significant commercial growth potential. The median income in the Village of Homer Glen is over $99,000. Homer Glen is one of Will County's largest municipalities, currently encompassing more than 22 square miles..
Homer Glen is home to a variety of local businesses and nationally recognized brands. Economic development activity is occurring in the Village’s primary east-west oriented commercial corridors of 143rd Street and 159th Street (both roadways have interchanges with I-355) and the north-south oriented connecting arterial, Bell Road. The State of Illinois and Will County are preparing to invest over $100 million in planned road improvements to widen all 3 primary commercial corridors to 4 lanes. These roadway improvements, needed to accommodate projected traffic increases, will further enhance Homer Glen’s attractiveness for development. The I-355 Veteran’s Memorial Tollway South Extension links I-55 south to I-80 on the western edge of the community. The Comprehensive Plan envisions that area for upscale business parks. These business parks are expected to provide job opportunities and help build tax revenues.
Residential development within the Village ranges from subdivisions with lots of 1/3rd acre in size to subdivisions with lots larger than an acre. Large lot rural estates and small family farms also exist within the northwestern and southeastern portions of the Village.
Homer Glen’s gently rolling terrain is dotted with prairie grasses, stands of trees and cultivated fields. The Village has one 18-hole golf course. The Forest Preserve District of Will County has over 1,300 acres of land within the Village, including the Forest Preserve District's only equestrian trail.
The Village of Homer Glen has created a strategically inspired commercial development plan. This plan allows the Village to embrace growth along its high traffic corridors while elsewhere preserving the open space, natural resources and semi-rural character that have made it so attractive.
The Village of Homer Glen has implemented business-friendly improvements to the municipal approval process. The facilitation provided by Village staff means more efficiency for opening new businesses and initiating development projects in Homer Glen. Please contact Economic Development Director Janie Patch by email, today to learn more about business and development opportunities in Homer Glen.