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.
The Golden Corridor is also home to many manufacturing companies, creating the area's largest industrial cluster.
The 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.
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
NIU Hoffman Estates, branch of Northern Illinois University
Ambria College of Nursing
Entertainment and Exhibition Centers
Sears Centre, an 11,000 seat arena
St. Alexius Medical Center
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:
|Arlington Heights||Hampshire||Rolling Meadows|
|Chicago (O'Hare area)||Itasca||Sleepy Hollow|
|Des Plaines||Lake in the Hills||South Barrington|
|East Dundee||Mount Prospect||Streamwood|
|Elk Grove Village||Park Ridge||Wood Dale|