Economic Development - Skokie Economic Profile

The combination of industrial activity, retail sales, and business service sector in Skokie is unique in the suburban Chicago area. Skokie's location is ideal for accessing raw materials and supplies and servicing local, regional and national markets. A large, experienced labor pool is readily available along with abundant and reliable utilities.

Very few communities of Skokie's size have such a distinctive combination of major corporations, a regional shopping center and a solid manufacturing base. The Village is home to over 250 industrial firms including many industry leaders. Corporate citizens include Federal-Mogul, Rand McNally, Forsythe Technologies, Tech Lighting, Command Transportation, Woodword MPC, NorthShore University Health Systems and Castwell Products.


Employment by Occupation (Skokie Residents)

SOURCE: US Census Bureau Sample Data; 2006-2010 American Community Survey

Employment by Industry

SOURCE: US Census Bureau Data; 2010 American Community Survey

Major Employers in Skokie - December 2011

SOURCE: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; 12/12/2011

Unemployment Rates

Consistently lower unemployment rate in Skokie than comparative figures at national and regional (Chicago PMSA) levels indicate the stable economy and strong workforce availability in Skokie.

Unemployment rates for Skokie residents 16 years of age and above (2006-2011)

SOURCE: Skokie – Illinois Department of Employment Security, Chicago PMSA & U.S – Bureau of Labor Statistics

Household/Family Income  

Source: 2010 American Community Survey For detailed population, social, housing, and economic statistics.

Key Demographic Indicators

Source:  2010 U.S. Census