Only 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora has experienced a population growth of 28 percent from 2000 to 2008. Current estimates show another 13 percent population growth from 2009 to 2013.
The Greater Aurora area is one of the fastest growing regions in the midwest. It is projected to have a population in excess of 538,158 by the year 2010.
Since 1972, Aurora has expanded exponentially from 15.68 square miles to 42 square miles present day.
Median household income has increased 156%. From $24,279 in 1986 to $62,189 in 2008 (Claritas Site Reports, 2009). Average Household Income was $77,657.
Prepared to compete in the global economy, over 30 percent of Aurora residents have a bachelor's degree or higher. In addition, we have a highly skilled workforce in healthcare, high-tech manufacturing and logistics just to name a few. We understand to stay competitive in the current market operational costs must remain attractive. Aurora is focused on creating a business climate that will allow you to achieve long-term profitability.
The most common occupations are: Management/Professional 33 percent. Sales and Office 25 percent. Logistics 19 percent.
The top three industries that added the most jobs from 2005 to 2008
Aurora is fast becoming the regional hub for commercial activity outside of Chicago. Expansion Solutions magazine named Aurora as one of the top 5 logistical networks in the nation. We have the transportation linkages to maximize your market presence.
A strong consumer market exists in Aurora. With nearly $2 billion in retail sales (Melaniphy 2010 Retail Sales Report), our retail market is the third largest retail market outside of Chicago. Our purchasing power is diverse and growing.