Why Aurora

Aurora, Illinois’ second largest city, is ideally situated along the historic Fox River. Founded in 1857, Aurora is rich in history.

Our goal at Invest Aurora is to promote Economic Development in this unique community that we call home. We attract businesses to Aurora to by promoting it as the dynamic and diverse city that it is.

Invest Aurora works to strengthen the community by fostering public and private sector partnerships. These partnerships stimulate the economy through aiding in business attraction, retention, and expansion.

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Our great city of Aurora is built on the unshakeable foundation of its storied past. Through it all, we have always looked towards the future, embracing every challenge that has come our way. A City dedicated to building and supporting its community, and with developments planned in every sector – from technology, to retail, housing and more – Aurora is ready, we are bright, and we are Lighting the Future.

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Aurora By the Numbers




Workforce Population

60 Minutes

To O'hare / Midway International Airports

60 Miles

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Opening or expanding your business can be a daunting process. Our Economic Development Specialists have developed the most efficient road map to get you open as quickly and effectively as possible.

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