E-Newsletter - August 2018
Elk Grove Technology Park Breaks Ground
On Wednesday, July 25, Village officials were joined by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to celebrate the ground breaking for the new Elk Grove Technology Park by Brennan Investment Group. This marks the commencement of development on a new 85 acre in-fill that will offer 1.2 million square feet of high-end, state-of-the-art industrial and data center space.
The Mayor and Board of Trustees approved annexation and development agreements to support the creation of the 85 acre Elk Grove Technology Park at the end of 2017. The total private investment in this development, which includes the long-vacant Busse Farm property, is estimated at over $1 billion.
The Elk Grove Technology Park is comprised of nine planned speculative facilities with frontage on Higgins Road ranging in size from 75,000 to 250,000 square feet. Plans have been submitted for four speculative buildings as part of the first phase of construction. The development will offer first class amenities including ponds, water features, sculptures, bike paths and pedestrian walkways.
3rd Annual Oktoberfest Pre-sale Tickets Available Now!
Enjoy traditional German food, beer, music, and much more at the 3rd Annual Elk Grove Village Oktoberfest! For more information and to purchase Pre-Sale tickets, visit the Elk Grove Website.
Elk Grove Village Oktoberfest
Friday, September 21, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 22, 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Rotary Green, 164 Lions Drive
Elk Grove Village to Sponsor 2018 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
Elk Grove Village is the title sponsor of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, to be played December 21, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas. The Village has been advertising “Makers Wanted” for several years as a method of attracting manufacturing businesses into the community. The Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl is a continuation of that campaign, and will tie into existing marketing materials and branding efforts.
Marketing and branding efforts are an important part of how the Village distinguishes itself from other communities to attract new businesses and redevelopment in order to keep our community modern and strong. The Village has been advertising with commercials during Chicago Cubs games and on local news shows for several years. Sponsorship of a bowl game provided an opportunity to move from a successful regional campaign to reach a broader audience. For an additional $125,000 the Village is gaining national exposure to showcase our Business Park, which generates 80% of the Village’s revenues. The success of our business community is the reason Elk Grove Village is able to maintain such a low cost-of-living for residents compared to similar communities in the area.
This is the first time a non-tourist municipality has ever sponsored a bowl game, and the first 24-hours following the sponsorship announcement provided an unbelievable response. News of the Elk Grove Village Business Park sponsoring a bowl game has appeared on radio, television, newspapers and blogs with local, national, and international audiences. This coverage has brought the Elk Grove Village name to people across the nation and beyond, all before the college football season has even begun. While the campaign has just launched, the Village will be monitoring the results of the campaign.
Elk Grove Village Cares Program Sparks Discussion on Opioid Epidemic at National Conference
Last month, the United States Department of Justice invited Village officials to speak about Elk Grove Village Cares and its unique collaborative approach to the criminal justice challenge of drug addiction at a national conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Deputy Chief Mike Gaspari presented on behalf of the Village, and was joined by two other panelists to discuss the opioid epidemic. Ben Ekelund of the Center for Health and Justice in Chicago and Shana Merrick of Director of Community Based Services/Addiction Services Council in Ohio highlighted the need for a broad approach to the issue, while Deputy Chief Gaspari explained the Elk Grove Village Cares is a more comprehensive effort than has been attempted in many communities. He explained the Police Department's continued firm stance on drug offenses, but acknowledged that we cannot arrest ourselves out of this crisis.
Coffee with the Mayor and Board at the Elk Grove Farmers Market
Once a year, the Village Board hosts their regular Coffee with the Mayor and Board at the Elk Grove Farmers Market. Residents and business owners are invited to come meet the Village Board and discuss any questions, comments or concerns over a cup of coffee.
Coffee with the Mayor and Board
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Village Green (at the Elk Grove Farmers Market)