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Looking for a place to bring your vision to life? Whether you’re a small business looking for prime retail space or a large-scale company building from the ground up, McHenry, IL, is the perfect place to see your idea realized with a diverse mix of retail, restaurant, service, residential, and recreational spaces.

The Value We Bring to the Table

The McHenry Economic Development Department thinks outside the box when it comes to the retention, expansion and growth of business activities within the city. Our team asks, “How can we work together to help you?” We strive to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the City of McHenry by creating and retaining jobs as well as supporting and growing incomes and the tax base.

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The Economic Vision Statement for The City of McHenry: A thriving city that promotes smart, sensible growth while preserving and enhancing its small-town charm.

Get the McHenry Advantage

Located equidistant from Chicago, Rockford and Milwaukee, the City of McHenry is primed for economic success with easy accessibility to these major metropolitan markets and transportation hubs. Our business-to-business and community support work jointly to turn new businesses into community staples, while our proximity provides a greater work-life balance with opportunities in nearby state parks and recreation areas, agritourism sites, and cultural events.

When you open for business in the City of McHenry, you’ll find a welcoming community for families and residents of all ages.