BVM June 2016 - page 120

120 Business View Magazine - June 2016
Schaumburg, Illinois
The good life in the golden corridor
Schaumburg, Illinois, is a village in the northeastern
part of the state, approximately 28 miles northwest
of Chicago. Once inhabited by Native American tribes
including the Sauk, Fox, Potawatomi, and Kickapoo,
by the late 19th century, Schaumburg had become a
small farming community settled by some “Yankee”
settlers from the eastern United States, but mostly by
immigrants from Germany. In fact, until the 1950s,
German was the first language of the majority of its
households. The Village incorporated in 1956, at a
time when Schaumburg was just beginning to trans-
form itself from a rural community into a thriving resi-
dential and business suburb.
Between 1970 and 1990, Schaumburg’s population
grew from 18,700 to 68,500. Its close proximity to
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