Calling Des Plaines “Home”

We love our business community…its diversity, positive influence, and commitment to great customer service. Whether it’s a global distribution firm, a regional powerhouse, or local retail establishment, the City of Des Plaines is committed to the continued success of its current businesses and future growth opportunities.

The City is home to several Fortune 500 companies and
there is a comfortable blend of commercial,
financial, industrial, professional, service-oriented and retail
sectors. To support the unique needs of our businesses, we offer a streamlined permitting process and the individual attention necessary to get business done in Des Plaines.

The City offers five unique Business Assistance Grants help expand and improve daily operations and facade improvements, while easy access to our experienced staff makes locating in Des Plaines easy. Questions? Just call the City’s Economic Development office. 

 


 

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Services for Business

The city of Phoenix has a wealth of programs and activities to assist businesses, both large and small.  On these pages, find information regarding the city’s commercial development review process,  how to do business with the city, business opportunities for small and disadvantaged enterprise businesses, and privilege and sales tax information. If you are looking for something not listed here, please try the ​custom search bar at the top of this page.



  • Community Profile

    Learn demographic and educational facts about why Phoenix is HOT for business.



  • Development Online Service & Permitting

    Submit, pay for and print plans and selective permits electronically. Make payments online, request or cancel an inspection, or search/research plan reviews, permits, and ​certificates.



  • eProcurement​ Center​

    Interested in becoming a city vendor?  Get information on how to navigate the city’s procurement processes.

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Our Small
Business
Team is
your team.

Our Small Business Experts are ready to help. They’ll advise you on the devices to fit your budget, including special pricing,* and find you the best financing option. All backed by ongoing support to give you much-needed peace of mind.

Talk to an Expert

With the most powerful tools for business, you can solve problems more creatively, complete your tasks more simply, and collaborate with your team like never before. It’s work, only better. This is Apple at Work.

Sign contracts, manage
time sheets, handle invoices,
and more. It’s paperwork minus
the work. And paper.

Notes

Scan and sign documents in a snap.

Files

Keep everything in one place and access it anywhere.

GoCanvas

Create logs and forms easily.

GoCanvas is available on the App Store

DocuSign

Get a client’s signature instantly.

DocuSign is available on the App Store

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