A diverse economy is a thriving economy. Two of the many areas that combine to make Downers Grove diverse and strong are Ellsworth and Oak Grove Industrial Parks.

Manufacturing has the largest multiplier of any economic sector: every dollar’s worth of manufactured goods can generate up to $1.40 in output from other sectors of the economy and manufacturing provides quality jobs.

Manufacturing in the United States isn’t dead – it’s changed. And, it continues to change at a rapid pace. This an opportunity if we embrace these changes as such. Increased attention and a renewed commitment to improving access, infrastructure and amenities within these areas is crucial to the stability and health of our local economy.