Economic Development

Phone: (708) 442-4500
Fax: (708) 442-4431
4200 Lawndale Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534

Lyons is a historic community that is actively encouraging redevelopment of existing underutilized land. The Village values high quality development and is always seeking to improve the quality of life for its residents. Lyons is an excellent location for all industrial, commercial, and retail businesses.

Three major arterial roads (Harlem Avenue (Rt. 43), 1st Avenue (Rt. 171), and Ogden Avenue (Rt. 34)) run through the Village as well as historic Route 66 (Joliet Avenue). Utilizing these three major arterial roads, businesses can easily access Interstates 55 or 290/88. In addition, the Village is a 10-minute drive from Midway Airport and a 30-minute drive from O'Hare Airport. The Village is also close to rail facilities in the cities of Chicago and Cicero.

The Village is located approximately 12 miles southwest of the Chicago loop and is home to 10,729 residents (2010 Census). There are 4,032 occupied housing units in the Village with approximately 2,400 owner occupied and 1,600 renter occupied. The median family income in the Village is $51,384 and the median household income is $44,306. The percent of Village residents in the labor force is 67.4% which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. Listed below are a series of files that provide information about the demographic, economic, social, and market characteristics of the Village.