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Sustainable business development, retention and growth is a top priority for the Village of Hampshire and the community at-large. From micro and small businesses to cater to local communities to regional and national commercial and industrial companies, the Village of Hampshire invites businesses to open, relocate and expand as important contributors to the local economy and a healthy community.

The Village of Hampshire is located in the heart of Illinois northwest manufacturing and technology corridor on I-90, just 50 miles northwest of Chicago and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. We also have the resources, water, land, infrastructure, labor force, essential services, strategic partnerships and incentives for innovative industrial development.

Both existing and prospective businesses are encouraged to visit the tabs to the left to explore the range of business services, priorities and incentives Hampshire offers to help your business join and thrive in our great town.

The Village of Hampshire and the Hampshire Area Chamber of Commerce are your best starting points for your business. The Village has a Business Development Commission as well as an Economic Development Committee to help make your transaction a pleasant experience!

Hampshire Offers:

  • Abundant water and sanitary sewer capacity, expanded within past 10 years
  • A ComEd substation and a newly constructed high voltage supply station
  • Natural gas supply thru NICOR
  • High speed Internet through cable, fiber optics and/or wireless service
  • Freight rail service
  • Ground transportation includes:
  • A full interchange at I90 & U.S. Rt. 20, featuring a hotel, restaurants, gas stations, and other travel services
  • Il.Rt.47 to the East
  • Il. Rt.72 on the South
  • U.S. Rt. 20 to the North
  • International Airports: O’Hare and Midway (East) and Rockford (West)
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