Business Opportunities

Welcome to Downtown Downers Grove!

Recently named the 8th Friendliest Town in America by Forbes Magazine! More informaition here.

Downtown Downers Grove is located 22 miles west of downtown Chicago, within 20 miles of both major airports and conveniently located to all major expressways. The Metra Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Railway Line offers a 23-minute express train between the city of Chicago and Downers Grove Main Street Station. The Downers Grove Main Street Station ranks as one of the top five busiest stops in the Metra system.

Downtown Downers Grove underwent a complete renovation in 2001. The renovation included replacing century-old infrastructure with new storm and sanitary sewers, water mains and underground utilities. In addition, new sidewalks, streets, signage, park benches and landscaping were added to the downtown. These renovations led to the Village of Downers Grove winning the “National Award for Historic Restoration/Preservation” from the American Public Works Association.

Welcoming small businesses, as well as regional and national brands, Downtown Downers Grove is the proud home to over 300 businesses.

Whether you are catching a movie at our historical theatre, shopping for a special gift, dining at one of our award winning restaurants, or utilizing one of our great service businesses; Downtown Downers Grove has something for everyone. Come on in!

For additional information about Downers Grove and all it has to offer, contact one of our Community Partners: Village of Downers Grove, Village Council, Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation, Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and other organizations regarding downtown business matters.