Golden Corridor

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A Gold Mine of Opportunities

Golden Corridor

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A Gold Mine of Opportunities

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The Golden Corridor is a term used to describe the area around the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) in the northwestern part of the Chicago metropolitan area.  It is coined as such since the corridor generates a "gold" mine of economic profit for communities in the area.  Several Fortune 500 company headquarters, office parks, industrial parks, exhibition and entertainment centers, hotels, shopping centers and restaurants are located along the Golden Corridor.

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Manufacturing

The Golden Corridor is also home to many manufacturing companies, creating the area's largest industrial cluster.

GCAMP LogoThe Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Group (GCAMP) (www.gcamp.org) is a regional organization dedicated to improving the perception of manufacturing, showcasing the industry's importance for the economic vitality of the area, and increasing the skilled workforce in our area.

GCAMP strives to provide education, training, and employment opportunities to students, parents, schools, manufacturers, and the general public. Reports prepared for GCAMP by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), released in January 2014, are found below.

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 Major Companies in Hoffman Estates' Golden Corridor

  • Sears Holdings, a major department store chain headquarters
  • Claire's, a retailer of accessories and jewelry
  • Automatic Data Processing - Dealer Services Division headquarters
  • AT&T telecommunications headquarters
  • Siemens Medical Solutions regional office
  • FANUC Robotics regional office
  • Mori Seiki, U.S. headquarters
  • BIG Kaiser
  • NSK America 

Educational Institutions

  • NIU Hoffman Estates, branch of Northern Illinois University
  • Ambria College of Nursing

Entertainment and Exhibition Centers

Healthcare Facilities

  • St. Alexius Medical Center

Transportation Infrastructure
The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) capital plan calls for construction of an additional through lane on the Tollway from Rockford to the Kennedy Expressway. The Tollway work will include a complete reconstruction of the existing pavement as well as planning for transit service on I-90, coordinated by Pace bus service and Tollway staff. The Village is currently coordinating the Barrington Road full interchange project with Tollway and IDOT staff. 

Hotels and Restaurants

For a complete listing of hotels and restaurants in Hoffman Estates, go to the Visit Hoffman website by clicking here.

Cities and Villages located within the Golden Corridor include:

Algonquin Gilberts Pingree Grove
Arlington Heights  Hampshire Rolling Meadows
Bartlett Hanover Park Roselle
Bensenville Hoffman Estates Rosemont
Carpentersville Huntley Schaumburg
Chicago (O'Hare area) Itasca Sleepy Hollow
Des Plaines Lake in the Hills South Barrington
East Dundee Mount Prospect Streamwood
Elgin Palatine West Dundee
Elk Grove Village Park Ridge Wood Dale

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