ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS ATTRACTION - RETENTIONWorking with the business community to ensure that the business climate remains competitive and assisting businesses on eligible redevelopment projects.

Brookfield Economic Development Three-Year Plan
Village of Brookfield Community Data

Start or Expand Your Business in BrookfieldThis section provides everything you need to start or expand your business in the Village of Brookfield. Our goal is to have your business up and running as soon as possible, as time is money.  Your early success determines our long-term success as a community, and we want you to achieve a positive return on your investment. You may renew your business license online by clicking here. 

There are several commercial properties in Brookfield that are available for lease or sale. We also have excellent opportunities for development and/or re-development located in key locations throughout the community.  
Brookfield Available Properties

Current Funding InformationAs funding information becomes available, we will share the information with Brookfield businesses. 
There are many other important resources available to support new and existing businesses to thrive.

The Village of Brookfield is a 3.07-square-mile community located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 13 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago. Brookfield is serviced by PACE bus service, BNSF Metra trains with 3 stations in town, and major arterial roads including 1st Avenue (IL Route 171) and Ogden Avenue (U.S. Route 34). Brookfield is also minutes away from I-55, I-290, and I-294.

Well-known attractions located within the Village of Brookfield include the Brookfield Zoo, Irish Times, Galloping Ghost Arcade, Salt Creek, and the parks system including the Oak Savannas.

Additional Brookfield demographic data can be found here:


Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, is a tool to help Brookfield restore areas that need a jumpstart and to economically sluggish parts of the community. With this tool, Brookfield like other communities can make the improvements needed, like new roads or new sewers, and provide incentives to attract businesses or to help existing businesses expand without tapping into general funds or raising taxes.

For businesses located within a TIF district, the grant funding opportunity that the Village of Brookfield currently offers is the:

BROOKFIELD ARTICLESFrom Vacant Shops To Thriving Districts: How The Village Of Brookfield Is Spurring Development (Published by BisNow)

The Village of Brookfield is a dynamic, strategically located community of 19,500 residents located in western Cook County, approximately 13 miles west of downtown Chicago. A non-home rule municipality, Brookfield was incorporated in 1893 as the Village of Grossdale, and was renamed the Village of Brookfield in 1905. The Village is the home of the Brookfield Zoo, owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve District and operated by the Chicago Zoological Society. The zoo is located primarily within the corporate boundaries of the Village. The Village has a land area of approximately 3 square miles, with 64 square acres of parkland. Once a rolling field of daisies and wild asparagus, Brookfield has grown into a progressive, friendly community known for its mature trees, well maintained residences, and a charming downtown. This quiet atmosphere takes you away from the bustling business world of nearby suburban communities and the City of Chicago yet is only minutes away from downtown Chicago by rail. Residents consider Brookfield the best kept secret in the western suburbs of Chicago. Brookfield offers a vibrant diverse community supporting a variety of churches, good schools, an excellent library, low taxes, convenient transportation, and extensive parks and recreation programs. The Village is committed to economic development, modernizing, building and making the neighborhoods better and safer. Whether shopping, dining, or enjoying the world-class Brookfield Zoo, visitors find it a remarkable and friendly place. Brookfield is truly a community in every sense of the word.  (Read More)
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