Industrial Development

Yorkville encourages the development and growth of the industrial and manufacturing base within the City.  A healthy industrial sector can improve the quality of lives for all residents and business within a community.  Industrial uses generate employment to residents, offer goods to local commercial businesses, and consistent property tax income for the City.  While Yorkville is largely a residential community, the City has prioritized expanding its industrial sector to increase employment opportunities and diversify its tax base.

There are three main areas within the City where industrial and manufacturing properties exist and may develop:

  • Fox Industrial Park
  • Yorkville Business Center
  • The North Eldamain Corridor

This web page is the portal to Yorkville's industrial development.  Whether you are interested in the existing market or are looking to start a business within the City, this page has all of the information you need to get started.

Interactive Maps

The following interactive maps provide detailed information on the existing industrial properties within the City of Yorkville.  Each map focuses on one of the three main industrial areas within the City.  Within each map, you may select different tabs to see different properties within the industrial area and gather basic information for each site.  You may click on the nearby roads for traffic counts, click on utility lines for sizes, and click on parcels for more detailed information including existing districts and equalized assessed values.

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Local Amenities

There are numerous amenities Yorkville offers which provide incentive industrial development.  The following are just a few of the major benefits to the industrial community within the City.

Rail Access

In the northern region of the City, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway crosses the City east to west. The railroad directly intersects the Eldamain corridor which provides potential for large manufacturing connections as the land is currently undeveloped.  The following links provide information on Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) rail system and a map showing all rail connections within the state (and the 2019 BNSF Site Certification):

Truck Routes

The availability of designated truck routes in Yorkville is extensive and provides quick access to nearby interstates.  Designated Class II truck routes include Route 47, Route 34, Route 71, and Route 126.  Route 47 provides direct access to I-88, while Route 126 provides direct access to I-55.  Smaller Class III truck routes are located along Eldamain Road as well as the streets within Fox Industrial Park.  For additional information, you may click the link below for IDOT's interactive truck route map.

Transportation Hub Access

Yorkville is situated along major thoroughfares which connect to major regional transportation hubs.  The City is about a one hour drive time from the major airports of O'Hare International and Midway Airport.  It is much closer to the regional Aurora Airport which has a 20 minute drive time. Additionally, the proximity to Interstates 55 and 88 make it easy to connect to major arterial networks. This is beneficial as employees and customers may come from farther distances in a short time to either work or access industrial and manufacturing uses.

Enterprise Zone

In 2016, the City of Yorkville partnered with the Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority (UIRVDA) to provide potential Enterprise Zone benefits to development projects within the City.  UIRVDA is allowed through the State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to enact one Enterprise Zone within their boundaries (Yorkville is within the boundary). Once a development is proposed in the City, the developer may file an application with UIRVDA to be included within the Enterprise Zone and receive the incentive benefits.  The City currently shares the cost of the application with the developer to provide additional support to the potential project.  For more information on Enterprise Zones, the benefits, and UIRVDA, please click on the links below.

Waubonsee Community College

This nearby community college, with campuses located in Sugar Grove, Plano, and Aurora, provides several programs which educate the population on trade based skills.  The college offers the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program which provides education for those seeking to learn the skills to work in the manufacturing industry.  This may include the skills necessary to work in laboratories, operate high tech machinery, or certification in their automobile recycling program. The link below will provide you with information on the college's career programs.

City Contacts

For additional questions about industrial properties within the community, please contact the following staff members:

Bart Olson

City Administrator



Krysti Barksdale-Noble

Community Development Director



Lynn Dubajic

Economic Development Consultant