Welcome to Franklin Park

Our location gives your business a competitive advantage. Franklin Park’s location at the Crossroads of North American commerce makes it the perfect location for your business. We are a transportation hub, adjacent to O’Hare International Airport with unequaled connectivity including rail freight access and one of the nation’s most extensive highway systems. We are just 15 miles west of the Chicago Loop giving us direct access to a diverse workforce and a world-class financial network as well as renown education and research institutions.

This access has made Franklin Park a regional hub for manufacturing and industrial firms. We are proudly the home to both family-owned businesses and globally recognized companies such as Life Fitness, Sloan Valve and Nestlé.

Franklin Park is an important industrial center in the Midwest and we also have vibrant commercial districts with a variety of retail and dining options.

Expanding businesses will find Franklin Park an amenable partner in their growth. We aim to be responsive and proactive in meeting your needs. To encourage re-investment, we have streamlined bureaucratic processes, cut the red tape and have community development professionals on staff who will work with you to fulfill your expansion plans.

We understand the impact that reliable infrastructure has on your business success and we have worked hard to secure millions of dollars in state and federal funding to upgrade infrastructure, repair streets and mitigate flooding.

Franklin Park is committed to improving environmental sustainability through innovative practices. The village has built a LEED Gold certified police station, replaced outdated vehicles with energy efficient electric vehicles, installed public charging stations and implemented a community-wide recycling program. An award-winning natural lawn care policy protects both the environment and the health of the community.

Franklin Park is a family-friendly community. Residents choose Franklin Park for its tree-lined streets, safe neighborhoods, award-winning schools and stable home prices. Residents enjoy three Metra stations, 19 public parks, two outdoor pools, an ice arena and access to over 10 square miles of Cook County forest preserves. A full calendar of events and festivals and a wide variety of dining, nightlife and shopping options in Franklin Park serve every age, taste and budget.

The village is pleased to welcome your family or your business. To learn more about our vibrant community, please visit our website at www.vofp.com or call the Mayor’s office at (847) 671-8236.


Barrett F. Pedersen
Village of Franklin Park