Economic Development

download“We believe that business goes where it’s invited . . . and stays where it’s well treated."  Oak Lawn has been extremely successful at attracting and retaining business within the village due to the proactive and forward-thinking actions of its elected officials. A solid infrastructure and a commitment to economic development are just some of the reasons why businesses continue to succeed in Oak Lawn. Each day, over 500 commuters ride THE METRA Commuter Train to Chicago. Equally important is the fact that over 100,000 cars pass through the community on a daily basis.

Committed to retaining its character, Oak Lawn is entering an exciting period of redevelopment as it looks toward growth for our community. This period allows Oak Lawn to embrace development while preserving the resources that have made it so attractive. It’s simply the place businesses want to be. So whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, or office-based business, the Village of Oak Lawn wants to help you grow a successful business.

Our vision is to promote and encourage economic growth of new and existing businesses within our community in order to expand and strengthen our local economy, create jobs, and diversify our tax base.

Our mission is to enhance and promote the economic vitality of Oak Lawn by providing leadership and determining the mutual needs of our businesses, residents & visitors in order to maintain the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in our unique community.

  • Work with current Oak Lawn business owners to help promote their business and discuss ways to expand and/or enhance the community’s awareness and perception of their business.
  • Attract new and vibrant businesses to our community by creating a business-friendly atmosphere, assisting with municipal guidelines, and identifying potential site locations.
  • Provide visitors with easily accessible information regarding special events, farmers markets, concerts, and performing arts within our community.
Oak Lawn Office of Economic Development
Dan Brennan ~ dbrennan@oaklawn-il.gov
(708) 499-7804