Since being founded in 1958, the Village of Oak Brook has been at the forefront of commercial expansion. Today companies have taken advantage of the premier location of Oak Brook, including the dynamic corridor spanning east and west along 22nd Street/Butterfield Road. McDonald’s Corporation, Federal Signal Corporation and Elkay Manufacturing, along with nearly 2,000 small and mid-sized companies call Oak Brook “home.”
Oak Brook has been home to McDonald’s Corporation since 1971. The first building was at the corner of 22nd Street and McDonald’s Drive and they quickly realized that Oak Brook was the perfect location to continue the rapid expansion of the company.
In 1983 the company added Hamburger University, which was followed by the Lodge and finally, the World Headquarters. Today, McDonald’s has 2,300 employees and consultants on the South Campus and the Plaza building.
During the last several years, businesses, residents and visitors have seen a rebirth of the commercial corridor. The Village of Oak Brook has worked closely with architectural and design companies to carry out major commercial area revitalization for the 22nd Street/Butterfield corridor as part of a 20-year vision of the Village. These revitalization efforts will mean continued economic growth for the community in years to come.
For more information about the Village of Oak Brook, go to www.oak-brook.org.
Map of Large Employers in Oak Brook