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What if there was a better way to promote economic development throughout the Greater Waukegan Area in an organized and professional way? How would that look?

The Greater Waukegan Development Coalition is an independent not for profit development corporation whose mission is to foster the development of business and real estate throughout the Greater Waukegan Area. We accomplish this by bolstering the region’s economic ecosystem by providing a variety of programs and events, along with helping current and potential businesses with placement, expansion and retention.

Founded by business owners, for business owners, we seek to showcase the Greater Waukegan Area as an environmentally resilient place to conduct business, as well as its untapped opportunities.

Strategically situated along Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago, the Greater Waukegan Area has unparalleled access to transportation, a diverse workforce and many outdoor recreational amenities.

What is the Greater Waukegan Area? The Greater Waukegan Area stretches from IL Route 137 in North Chicago to the Illinois-Wisconsin Border out west to I94 east to Lake Michigan. This includes: North Chicago, Waukegan, Wadsworth, Park City, Beach Park, Zion and Winthrop Harbor as well as parts of Gurnee, Green Oaks, and Libertyville, Illinois.