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  • International Business
  • The Elgin Development Group (EDG) can help international companies with their site selection plans by providing information through the lens of global business. The EDG offers credible and unbiased data, analytics, and strategic site selection counseling services to help investors and businesses. Located in the middle of the United States and to the third largest market, Chicago, make Elgin an ideal location for international businesses.


  • "Choosing Elgin was an easy decision for us
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    at Faber-Castell Cosmetics."

  • Elgin is home to a number of different industry sectors including logistics, advanced manufacturing, packaging, machinery and equipment. International companies in these sectors find Elgin to be a great place to do business. 

    There is no shortage of reasons why foreign investors and businesses have chosen Elgin, Illinois as a place to do business.  Elgin’s business-friendly environment and quality of life considerations to specific technology, supply chain, infrastructure and workforce factors have made us a preferred location for businesses from countries like Germany, India, Japan, Canada, China, Austria, Sweden and The Netherlands. Companies like Faber-Castell, American NTN Bearing, Harting Inc., Flender, Schleifring Medical Systems and Wanxiang America have facilities in Elgin.  The city’s diversity and openness are what truly allow businesses from all countries and industries to find their place in the market and thrive.

    The Elgin workforce is diverse, skilled, innovative, and mobile, and are among the most productive in the world. Looking to the future, Elgin has prioritized collaborative mechanisms with public and private-sector organizations to ensure that the workforce is able to meet the needs of a 21st-century economy.

    By taking advantage of a wide range of flexible training and education options, Elgin workers are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that businesses need. Educational institutions and Elgin’s local government are working together with companies to support job training programs for skilled workers, including state-of-the-art apprenticeship programs and internships.

  • Harting Inc
  • "Elgin Illinois was the right fit for this new expansion due to the unrivaled workforce and strategic location" 
     

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  • "This growth based move (to Elgin) will enable our customers all over the Americas to enjoy faster turn-around times"

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  • Elgin Illinois home to businesses around the world
  • Elgin has proven to be a natural choice for foreign companies looking to grow there business in the North American market, including . . .

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  • In the last ten years (Nov 2008-Oct 2018), foreign companies have announced 12 greenfield projects in Elgin, IL totaling an estimated $211 million and creating an estimated 736 jobs. Source markets include Germany (5 projects), Japan (3 projects), India (2 projects), Canada (1 project), and Sweden (1 project).
    Source: U.S. Department of Commerce