Business & Industry
Addison’s industrial sector encompasses much of the village’s west and south sides. Twenty percent of all manufacturing operations in DuPage County are located in Addison. The industrial sector produces everything from electronic controls to telecommunications equipment, from industrial drills to kiln equipment.
Relying heavily on Addison’s skilled work force and the commitment of the village, Addison is able to produce aircraft accessories, industrial gears and numerous point-of-purchase materials. The 198-acre Meadows Business Park is located in the village, along with the 70-acre Addison Business Center, a 37-acre Tollway Park and a 30-acre Corporate Center.
The business friendly Addison community proudly boasts more than 45 companies that employ more than 100 workers each. In addition, Addison is home to 300 companies with 20 or more workers. These numerous Addison-based companies employ 43 percent of Addison’s workforce. Among businesses located in Addison, United Parcel Service is its largest employer with 2,280 workers. The Pampered Chef is headquartered in Addison. In addition, Nabisco has a major operating facility in the village.
The Village does not rely solely on the employment opportunities of large companies. Businesses with less than 20 employees comprise upwards of two-thirds of all Addison-based business. These small, well-established and expanding businesses assure economic stability in the community by offering a large number of employment opportunities.
In addition, several entertainment related businesses have established themselves in Addison including Dave and Buster’s and the Marcus Cinema, one of the most state-of-the-art multiplexes in the Chicagoland area.
Addison, in its commitment to the internal stability and attractiveness of its community, has taken the lead in forming a facade improvement program. This program, part of the overall economic development initiatives, offers a $10,000 grant for facade renovation and other exterior improvements. In addition, grants are available for signage improvement, construction to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, and landscaping/streetscaping improvements. As part of this program businesses are able to borrow up to $100,000 for improvements in these areas.