Business & Industry
Business is booming in Lisle, and companies are continually drawn to its location in the high-tech corridor, its continued development of office parks and corporate centers and the area’s well-trained and highly educated workforce.
The pro-business stance of Lisle is well documented and illustrated by the most aggressive use of sales tax rebate programs in Chicagoland. Employing both a Village Manager and an Economic Development Manager, the Village of Lisle is committed to attracting new industry and commercial development, while preserving and revitalizing existing business districts. The Economic Development Department works closely with businesses to improve the local economy, broaden the tax base and create opportunities for local residents.
Major corporations have established a presence here, constructing corporate headquarters and other major facilities. Molex, a manufacturer of electronic components, employs 754 people. Computer Associates employs 450 at their Lisle facility, and Lucent Technologies, a computer firm, employs thousands at their Naperville and Lisle locations. McCain Foods, a global processor of potatoes and snack foods, employs 250 in Lisle, and Unilever Food Solutions supplies food products and menu solutions including Unilever’s leading brands to major restaurant chains also employs over 250.
Other major employers in Lisle include Tellabs, Inc; Benedictine University; and Lisle Community School District #202.