About a decade ago, a business park south of the DuPage Airport had just one operating business: a sales and repair office for a window company.
Today, the DuPage Business Center is almost fully built out, home to an Amazon distribution center that helped complete a remarkable turnaround at the massive campus in West Chicago.
Last summer, Amazon opened a “last mile” facility that handles packages for the last leg of delivery to customers. The 145,000-square-foot distribution hub brought about 250 employees, plus another 300 drivers, to the sprawling site.
Amazon has contributed to “major growth” at the 800-acre business park south of Roosevelt Road, West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda said during his State of the City address this week. And with strong demand for industrial space, more developments are still to come, capitalizing on the park’s infrastructure and access to interstate highways, city leaders say.
“It is ready to