McHenry County

Strategically located on the Illinois/Wisconsin border, McHenry County lies in the center of the Chicago, Milwaukee and Rockford business triangle.

28 Communities

Bull Valley
Fox Lake
Holiday Hills
McCullom Lake
Prairie Grove
Spring Grove
Wonder Lake
Barrington Hills
Crystal Lake
Fox River Grove
Island Lake
Lake in the Hills
Oakwood Hills

McHenry County Provides Big City Access with Small Town Benefits

Diverse 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.

Educated Workforce

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.

Extensive 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.

Varied 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.

Excellent Quality of Life

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

Reliable Utilities

Top performing electric reliability with business incentive programs; cost effective, and responsive providers.

Medical and Healthcare Facilities

Community based health care systems, leading edge technology, easy access to renown medical centers in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Business 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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Our team is ready to assist you with any business relocation or expansion need.

Jim McConoughey


Jean Schober

Vice President

James Sitko

Regional Project Director

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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 providing 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.

About McHenry County

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.

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