County Profile

Why McHenry County?

Located in the Heart of the Midwest

McHenry County Map 2016 states
McHenry County is rich in resources for both business and residents. Close to world-class metropolitan areas, transportation, education, entertainment, and recreational activities, there is something for everyone.

Why MC

McHenry County Provides Big City
Access with Small Town Benefits

Strategically located on the Illinois/Wisconsin border, McHenry County lies in the center of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford business triangle provding the transportation, labor and utility benefits of the Chicagoland region.  WIth a solid financial structure, abundant open land and move-in ready business parks, McHenry County boasts an educated and skilled workforce to serve vibrant, innovative and expanding industries.








Why McHenry County?


diverse industryDiverse Industry Mix

Advanced manufacturing, electronics, medical device and agriculture with high tech and innovative companies, business parks, supply chain access to Chicago metro’s 6 county area as well as Milwaukee metro area.
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Highly educated workforce with 92% HS graduate or higher; 32.2% BA degree or higher; educational opportunities at colleges and universities; workforce training a priority.
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TRANSPORTATIONExtensive Transportation

Access to 3 airports – Chicago O’Hare, cargo hubs at both Chicago Rockford and Milwaukee International Airports; Class A rail and high 
capacity roadways.
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housing 3Varied Housing Options

Vintage homes, riverside condos, country estates, unique neighborhoods in 30 family friendly towns and villages with America’s Midwest work ethic and values.
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QUALITY OF LIFEExcellent Quality of Life

Multiple recreational adventures with private and public golf courses, boating, fishing, cultural activities, open space and seasonal change.
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UTILITIESReliable Utilities

Top performing electric reliability with business incentive programs; cost effective, and responsive providers.
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MEDICALMedical and Healthcare Facilities
Community based health care systems, leading edge technology, easy access to renown medical centers in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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BUSINESS FRIENDLY 4Business Friendly Communities 

Responsive local and county governments who understand the value of consensus building for the future, solid financial structure with an AAA bond rating.
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