Economic Development

Located in Will County, 33 miles from the Chicago Loop, Crest Hill is the first choice for many businesses looking to locate in the premiere transportation and logistics corridor in the Midwest. With a population of almost 21,000, the community is strategically located in the center of the dynamic Interstate 80 and Interstate 55 Corridors, allowing business to take advantage of a regional population of 9 million people.

Metro Chicago

Metro Chicago is one the world's finest transportation centers, and Crest Hill provides convenient access to:

The Development Process Made Easier

Development Handbook

The City of Crest Hill has made the development process easier for anyone looking to do business in the City. The City Council recently approved the Development Handbook (PDF) which is a comprehensive guide to all-things economic development in the City of Crest Hill. Included in the handbook are forms, checklists and business/permit applications.

Business Resource Guide

Start-up businesses looking to complete simple build-outs and first-time business owners may want to review our Business Resource Guide (PDF) for City of Crest Hill, Will County, State of Illinois and other local contacts and information on opening a business in Crest Hill.


The City also provides a comprehensive database of available properties in the City of Crest Hill through the Location One Information System (LOIS). This database is updated every 3 months and provides up-to-date demographic information and radii maps from Google and ESRI.