Elgin has exceptional transportation access to all points throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Elgin is connected to O’Hare International Airport, Midway Airport, the city of Chicago and all western suburbs via the Interstate-90 and the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway.
Metra’s Milwaukee District West Line provides direct access between downtown Chicago and Elgin’s three train stations. Elgin’s high-quality public infrastructure, transportation connectors, close proximity to O’Hare International Airport, and the 4.6 million persons employed in the Chicago metropolitan area labor market collectively draw regional, national and multinational businesses to locate within the city (Bureau of Labor Statistics, August 2016). Elgin’s 20 business parks are home to the city’s more than 250 small and medium sized manufacturing businesses. Overall, Elgin has a well-balanced economy rooted in a diverse employment base in a variety of sectors.