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Economic Development News

Plainfield is working hard to bring new businesses, industries and private investment into the Village. Here are some of the recent projects that are currently underway. To keep up to date with new projects, please sign up for our E-News below.

College of Dupage Small Business Center Expansion

The Center for Entrepreneurship at College of DuPage has expanded its services to Kane and Will counties to to assist with small business development similar to the services previously found at Elgin Community College, Joliet Junior College, and/or Waubonsee Community College.

College of DuPage offers 3 core programs: Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Illinois Procurement Technical Assistant Center (PTAC), and Illinois International Trade Center (ITC) are here to provide profitability, growth, and efficiency. CoD offers customized one-on-one business advising and affordable workshops for pre-venture, start-up, and existing businesses.
  • Business Plan Assistance/Analysis
  • Funding Possibilities
  • Marketing/Website Assistance
  • Legal Issues for the Small Business Owner
  • Digital Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cyber Insurance and Technology Protection
  • Social Media Series
  • Government Contracting
To make an appointment with a small business advisor, please email entrepreneur@cod.edu.

Freedom Brothers Pizzeria & Alehouse NOW OPEN

Plainfield's new brick oven pizzeria, Freedom Bros. Pizzeria and Alehouse, has opened up this summer at the Heritage Meadows Village Center located at 11914 S IL 59. Freedom Bros. offers fresh and local ingredients providing unique offerings with over 20 craft beers on tap primarily from local breweries in the region. Another local business, Repurposed Midwest, assisted with the buildout of the restaurant utilizing reclaimed barn wood for the decor and the bar area. Visit Freedom Bros. website or on Facebook for more information and stop by!



Plainfield Plaza Reconstruction & New Businesses Coming Soon

The Plainfield Plaza at Fort Beggs & IL 59 underwent a major reconstruction completing a new facade update and a much needed repair of the parking lot providing a new asphalt surface, striping, and directional arrows for better traffic flow.

The construction was also complete for the drive-thru at the south end of the building which will be used by the new Jimmy John's expected to be opening in Fall of this year. North of the new Jimmy Johns in the Peter Rubi/Tischler's building, Pauly's Wood-Fired Pizza is well underway in their build-out with an expectation to also open in the Fall of this year.

Hazel Marie's Ice Cream - Downtown Plainfield

Downtown Plainfield now has a new ice cream shop in the form of Hazel Marie's at 24030 W. Lockport St. The building's historic facade was renovated utilizing the village's facade improvement program. For more information please visit Hazel Marie's on Facebook.

Downtown's Progressive Dinner

The Downtown Plainfield restaurants are currently working on creating a progressive dinner event that is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th. Each participating restaurant will be serving one course for the night and then rotate to the next restaurant for your next course providing an opportunity for people to enjoy our downtown restaurants in one night. If you are interested, please keep eyes open for an announcement coming shortly from the Village and the Chamber, as well as your downtown restaurants. We are hopeful to grow this and make it a regularly occurring event changing courses, restaurants and different tours so please help spread the word!

Warehouse District Business Expansion - Werk Force, Tailwinds Distillery, & Ten Drops Coffee

Business is good at the newly titled Warehouse District at 14903 Center St where three of the village's craft providers continue to expand: Werk Force Brewing Co., Tailwinds Distillery, & Ten Drops Coffee.
  • Plainfield's award winning nano-brewery, Werk Force Brewing Company is in the final stages of constructing a new 10,000 SF taproom and brewing area increasing production by five times the amount.
  • Tailwinds Distillery, another award winning Plainfield small business, has just recently expanded their production and has also been contracted by the Rosemont Convention Center and Allstate Arena to provide a Tailwinds Tiki Hut at their events.
  • And last but definitely not least, Ten Drops Coffee Lab has also expanded their store continuing to provide a unique coffee experience to the region.

Naperville Kayak - Plainfield Dupage branch

The Naperville Kayak company has completed their agreements with the Village of Plainfield, the Plainfield Park District, and the Will County Forest Preserve to provide kayaking and paddleboard rentals in Plainfield. Naperville Kayak is planning on either launching from the 135th Street/Eaton Preserve Park launch or the 111th & Book Road/Riverview Farmstead launch each ending at the Riverfront in Downtown Plainfield. However, due to the Nicor gas pipeline construction, this service is currently on hold until the construction is complete. Please check in at Naperville Kayak on Facebook or on their website which will provide you with an update on the branch's open status.

Circle K Gas Station & the Crossroads Business Center

A new Circle K gas station has recently been constructed at the southeast corner of 143rd Street & Wallin Drive in the Crossroads Business Center and is now open for business. The Crossroads development has been idle for a number of years but with this construction, the development of a self-storage facility near the industrial area, and the pending approval of a new assisted living facility, this center is beginning to see new life and development activity that will help the village recruit more businesses to this center.

The Farmhouse Plainfield

The Farmhouse at 12729 Naperville Rd is a new retailer/service in Plainfield that utilizes reclaimed barn wood to create furniture, decor, and other home goods items. The Farmhouse also provides construction service for internal and external home modifications. For more information please visit their website or Facebook page.



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