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Industrial Development Boom Comes to Chicago’s South Suburbs

An industrial boom is now underway in Chicago’s south suburbs that’s expected to create thousands of jobs and attract new investors and businesses to the region, the Chicago Business Journal reported. According to the nonprofit Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp., at least 3,000 permanent jobs will be created from planned industrial developments. 

“For several years industrial development was underutilized, so my organization has decided to focus on industrial only because it is a unique asset class in the Southlands,” Reggie Greenwood, executive director of the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp., told the Business Journal. Greenwood said access to highways, available workforce and available land are three main reasons the Southland is ideal for industrial users. 

Construction on business parks in Tinley Park and Glenwood is expected to begin this summer, including one development that will be located across the street from a newly built Amazon fulfillment center in Matteson. 


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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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