Doing Business in Niles
The Village of Niles places a strong emphasis on making it easy to do business in our community. The Village of Niles is committed to business.
With over four million square feet of retail space, the Village of Niles continues to be a major hub of retail activity, ranking 11th in the State of Illinois and eight in the Chicago Metropolitan Area market for retail sales. Niles retail sales reached over $1.7 billion in 2021.
Home to National Retailers
The Village of Niles is home to national retailers such as:
- Dicks Sporting Goods
- Ross Dress for Less
- Home Depot
- J.C. Penney
- Old Navy
Home Depot, Target, Walmart, Fresh Farms, Ross Dress for Less, and Chick-fil-a each have two locations in our community.
Manufacturers & Distributors
Additionally, Niles is home to a wide range of manufacturers and distributors that produce and handle a broad spectrum of products for use regionally, nationally, and for export around the world. The dozens of large, well-known manufacturing and distribution companies within our community, from Shure and Coca-Cola, to the Bradford Exchange are in many different fields so that no industry dominates.
Making Niles Great
The business mentioned above along with the over 1,000 smaller commercial, industrial, and office-based businesses located in our community make Niles a great place to live, work, and shop. Niles residents also welcome new manufacturers and retailers that provide jobs and add to the economic strength of the area. Civic and business leaders are dedicated to expanding our business and industrial base.
The information and links contained below and on the left-hand side of this page will allow you to experience this dedication firsthand, and our Economic Development professionals are always available to assist you in finding that perfect Niles location.
If you need further assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact the Director of Economic Development John C. Melaniphy for the Village of Niles, Email at 847-588-8074.
Available Sites and BuildingsLink to page
Niles Site Selector
Commercial and Industrial properties available in Niles, ILLink to page
Business License Application
View the Business License Application / Registration.Link to page
Commercial RefuseLink to page
Access ordinances for the Village of Niles.Link to page
Sign Code Guidelines
Peruse a synopsis of the sign code.Link to page
Explore the Zoning Map.Link to page
Special Events ApplicationLink to page