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. Interstate 355 (Veteran's Memorial Tollway) South Extension links Interstate 55 south to Interstate 80 on the western edge of the community.

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 $97,000. Homer Glen is one of Will County's largest municipalities, currently encompassing approximately 22 square miles. Ultimately, the Village has the opportunity to grow to about 25 square miles.


Economic Development


Homer Glen is home to a variety of local businesses and nationally recognized brands. Economic development activity is occurring in the Village's three primary commercial corridors: the east-west oriented commercial corridors of 143rd Street and 159th Street (both roadways have interchanges with Interstate 355) and the north-south oriented connecting arterial, Bell Road.

The State of Illinois and Will County are investing over $200 million in planned road improvements to widen all three primary commercial corridors. These roadway improvements, needed to accommodate projected traffic increases, will further enhance Homer Glen's attractiveness for development.

Guiding Growth


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 us today to learn more about business and development opportunities in Homer Glen.