Selecting the right location for a manufacturing facility is typically not an easy process. There is often a significant financial investment involved in this type of project, and therefore a number of factors must be considered before finalizing a location. At Invest Aurora, we understand the complexities of selecting the perfect location for a manufacturing facility. The City of Aurora is a great choice, as it offers the following benefits that solve the most common concerns involved in this type of transaction.
Access to Transportation
A facility that is close to major roads, highways and expressways, and is close to a major airport can make a big difference in its success. Access to transportation infrastructure can affect the ease and cost of receiving and transporting goods and materials, as well as affect the ability to recruit good employees.
Being located in Aurora puts you 45 minutes from O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport, with local charter service to and from Aurora Municipal Airport. Additionally, there are two Metra stations located within our city, at Route 59 and Downtown Aurora. The I-88 expressway offers 5 interchanges through the city, and several major arterial thoroughfares provide easy access to most locations throughout Aurora.
Availability of a Qualified Workforce
A manufacturing facility cannot operate without a qualified workforce. Therefore, local availability of skilled labor can determine how efficiently the plant will run. The City of Aurora provides access to a local workforce market of 130,000 residents. This means that a highly skilled, educated and motivated workforce is readily available. Additionally, the proximity of the College of DuPage and Waubonsee Community College allows for convenient workforce skills training.
Aurora has almost 200 available commercial sites to choose from. In this respect, we can accommodate a manufacturing facility of just about any size. Additionally, there are numerous industrial and manufacturing spaces that are currently under construction or in design. We can look at the current size of your operation, factor in your plans for possible or projected future growth, and help you select the most appropriate site. Get a preview of our available sites here: https://investaurora.org/buildings/
Starting or expanding a manufacturing facility takes significant resources. Construction costs, equipment, labor – the list goes on. Finding the best financial assistance can be overwhelming, as can the application process. At Invest Aurora, we have the experience, knowledge and access to help our prospective businesses locate and apply for a number of loans, grants and other financial incentives that can help get their operation up and running. We can help determine what you qualify for, as well as offer assistance throughout the application process. Take a look at some of the programs that have helped our business community: https://investaurora.org/financial-assistance/
Let Invest Aurora Help Your Manufacturing Facility Succeed
At Invest Aurora, we are truly committed to helping our businesses grow and thrive. And we are here to provide any assistance necessary to ensure your success. When it comes to manufacturing facilities, they are the heart and soul of Aurora. We are a community that was built on manufacturing – it’s in our DNA! Give us a call at 630-256-3160 to discuss your business plans and discover the incredible opportunities that await in the City of Aurora.