WINNETKA – To facilitate business development within Winnetka, the village launched its Available Commercial Properties Database. This tool is hosted through the village website and will be maintained by staff. It is a complimentary service to local property owners and the business community. Most notably, the tool presents properties by district, and then shows images, space details, zoning information, and much more with a simple scan, zoom, and click.
“This is an additional tool in our growing economic development efforts here in Winnekta. We have rolled out numerous marketing, recruitment, and business friendly initiatives in 2015 and are already seeing the positive outcomes,” said Village Manager Robert Bahan.
Interested parties should also access the Village’s Guide to Doing Business in Winnetka, available on the Village website. The Guide was released in April, 2015 and includes: a community profile, government summary, business planning advice, and process information on zoning, licenses & permits, food service, taxes, and utilities. It also offers a complete Village contact list.
Denise Dahl, Economic Development Coordinator stated, “Our How To Guide, along with our updated business development web pages, social media marketing, and quarterly business gatherings, in addition to this new database, have all received great feedback from current businesses, as well as prospects. As of September 2015, the Village has already exceeded the number of businesses that located here in the entire year of 2014. Our internal team effort, with support from Megan Pierce, Assistant to the Village Manager, as well as the Community Development Department, has led to an increasingly productive recruitment and expansion program.”
Property owners are encouraged to contact the Village with available site information. Owners may complete a simple online form (http://www.villageofwinnetka.org/departments/village-manager/business-development/submit-available-sites/) or may contact the Economic Development Coordinator directly at 847-716-3546 to provide site information. Access the Available Commercial Properties Database at: http://www.villageofwinnetka.org/departments/village-manager/business-development/available-sites/.
Submitted by the Village of Winnetka