Elk Grove Village is adjacent to O'Hare International Airport, is at the crossroads of transcontinental rail service, and offers easy access to Illinois' major highways. Due to its highly connected transportation center, Elk Grove holds a unique "dual specialization" in both manufacturing and freight activity.

While manufacturers rely on transportation to efficiently ship products (locally and globally) and improve business relationships, logistic companies can leverage the highly connected transportation area to expand their services.

In their recent report, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning stated that "While the region enjoys a diverse mix of industries across almost every sector, it also realizes significant gains through its economic specializations. Historically the region's most pronounced concentrations have been in freight and manufacturing. Together these two industries have helped transform Chicago from an isolated outpost into a bustling global region." The full report can be viewed here.