Doing Business in Winnetka

Why Winnetka?

The Village of Winnetka’s goal is to not only make opening a new business quick and easy, but to maintain close relationships with current businesses ensuring they receive continuous support and the most prompt, professional, and courteous service always.

  • Business friendly environment
  • Close proximity to the City of Chicago
  • Collaborative marketing opportunities
  • Excellent public transportation access
  • Full-time economic development staff to meet your needs.
  • High income and image community
  • Streamlined processes
  • Strong shop local culture

Winnetka does not have a food and beverage tax, home rule sales tax, or real estate transfer tax. Sales tax in Winnetka is 9%.

Please contact Liz Dechant with any questions regarding opening a new business, new developments, expansions, relocations, or if you are looking for available space at 847-716-3528 or by email.

Business Promotion

The Village wants to help promote and market your business. The Village can help draw attention to your business through its many communication channels and by working with the media.

If you are:

  • Celebrating an anniversary
  • Expanding your business
  • Have a photo opportunity
  • Hosting a new event

Contact Liz Dechant at 847-716-3528 or by email to share your information.

Other promotional opportunities include:

  • Business Promotional Videos - Business Showcase
  • Subsidized Advertising - in Writers Theatre 2018 through 2019 season playbills

Facts & Figures

COVID-19 Info


The Village of Winnetka has resources for small businesses and information about open local businesses posted in our news section. Please continue to shop local!

  1. Liz Dechant

    Economic Development Coordinator
    Phone: 847-716-3528

  1. Demographic & Traffic Data
  2. Winnetka Statistics
  3. Population
  4. Municipal Services & Facilities
  5. Financial Position
  6. Fire Protection
  7. Police Protection
  8. Public Works
  9. Municipal Water Utility
  10. Municipal Electric Utility

Thinking about locating your business in Winnetka, but would like more data before doing so? Use the following links to find important demographic and traffic information. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please contact Liz Dechant by calling 847-716-3528, or emailing for assistance.