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Over the past 60 years, careful planning and dedicated development teams shaped the Village of Carol Stream into what it is today – a dynamic community showcasing economic prosperity, sought after traditional neighborhoods, and a full array of Village services. Carol Stream is home to over 1,000 businesses, 40,000 residents, two million square feet of commercial building space and 22 million square feet of industrial building space.   Carol Point Sign
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONTACTS

For more information on site selection, economic development assistance, or if you have any other questions, please contact the following members of the Community Development Department:

StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Bastian, DonCommunity Development DirectorCommunity Development(630) 871-6230
Farace, Tom Planning and Economic Development ManagerCommunity Development(630) 871-6230

In its annual ranking of the best American communities to live and raise a family for 2011, Money Magazine ranked Carol Stream as the Best Small Towns in Illinois, and the 49th best in the nation. Also, in 2016, Carol Stream was ranked as one of the Best Small Cities in America by WalletHub® in a survey which compared over 1,200 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on 30 key indicators of livability.

The Village of Carol Stream continues to prosper at a controlled, yet impressive rate through a progressive land development plan administered by the Village’s Community Development staff. Carol Stream prides itself on streamlined zoning and building permit processes, as well as an in-house engineering and architectural plan review team supplemented by expert consultants. By working closely with businesses from the start, we ensure an efficient turnaround time to get projects up and running as quickly as possible.

If you are considering Carol Stream for your business location, know that we will work hard to make sure that all of your questions are answered and your business needs are met. We understand the investment you are making and we are confident that your business will prosper in Carol Stream.