Montgomery is home to a large and diverse base of business. This ranges from industrial, manufacturing, processing, wholesale, engineering and logistics companies. Three industrial parks with two served with BNSF rail access are less than 5 miles from I-88. (Montgomery Rail Center) There are also several large parcels that could accommodate a variety of industries. This could include a mixed use development along with industrial, retail and vacant land along the Fox River. This would also be a great opportunity for entertainment type industries.
Montgomery has been a hidden gem for many years and the word is out. Land is being developed, annexed and under construction over the last decade. The community still has plenty of land to develop and the location much less congested than many of the larger cities closer to the city of Chicago. Montgomery is home to some great companies: Aurora Bearing, Aurora Metals, Carl Buddig ,Eby-Brown, Home Depot, Performance Foodservice, Superior Beverage, United Facilities (General Mills), VVF L.L.C. (formally called Dial), Yellow Transportation, and several hundred plus additional businesses. At the end of 2021, the Caterpillar site was purchased and redeveloped by a development group out of New York. In spite of the Pandemic, this 350 acre rail served site called The Grid, has already signed leases of 2.7 million square feet. Tenants include U.S.Medical Glove, Tangent, and several manufacturing firms and trucking firms along with Truck Parking with We Park Semi’s, have signed leases.
A recent development project completed in 2016, includes a 20 acre facility in the Montgomery Business Center which includes a 26,000 square-foot bulk storage dome which is used for storage and distribution by United Sugars and American Crystal. It is the first of its kind in the United States. The 17,000 square foot transfer facility was completed in 2016. This project has stirred a lot of interest in the Village and additional development has continued throughout the community. In 2020, a second dome was added and operations expanded. The projected was completed in 2021. Nexeo Plastics and Old Dominion Freight Lines built and opened a brand new facility in 2017. In 2022 a series of land sites were purchased and ready for additional development opportunities. The Village has always focused on quality industries and proper planning for the residents, creating diverse and higher paying jobs in the area. This says a lot for the administration and the future stability of this community.
Another important draw to the area is the variety of skilled and unskilled labor available within a short commute. Several options and organizations can help you find the labor or training you may need. There are 121 colleges within 100 miles of Montgomery and education options include Waubonsee Community College and Aurora University within 2.4 miles of the center of Montgomery. *note MEDC members are designated in blue/bold with their website linked for your convenience.
For further assistance in locating your business in Montgomery, please contact MEDC. Thank you for considering our community for your next business location.
Current development proposals can be found on the Villages web site or call the MEDC office to get the latest details.