Economic Development


The City of Batavia hosts some of the world’s leading companies in commercial, industrial, retail, manufacturing and distribution.

Batavia’s location two miles north of the I-88 corridor and 35 miles west of Chicago is ideal for a diverse business base.  Leading manufacturers and distributors such as Suncast, Flinn Scientific and Flagsource all base operations in Batavia, which also serves as world headquarters for Aldi, Inc. with more than 9,000 stores in the United States.

The primary contact for Economic Development in Batavia, IL is Christopher Aiston, who works with businesses large and small to find the ideal location for commercial, industrial or retail enterprise. 

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Thanks to its ideal position near the I-88 corridor 35 miles west of Chicago, The City of Batavia is ideally situated as a diverse business center. Batavia is four miles south of DuPage Airport, and centrally located between Metra commuter lines in Aurora and Geneva, the aggregated inventory of existing commercial, industrial and office building space within the City of Batavia, Illinois comprises nearly 15 Million square feet of floor area, to include:  

  • 3M+ SF of existing commercial and office building space.
  • 11M SF of existing manufacturing, warehousing and/or flex building space.

The City of Batavia also contains several hundred acres of vacant land currently zoned for office and light or general industrial development.

The City of Batavia boasts both an historically vibrant downtown and a growth-focused Randall Road corridor, and the city hosts well-known service brands ranging from Panera Bread to Trader Joe’s. Its big box retailers include Walmart, Jewel/Osco, Office Max/Depot, Hobby Lobby and Menard’s. This makes for a diverse and growing retail market where Batavia’s 27,000+ residents can shop, work and entertain.

To reach our Economic Development Director Chris Aiston, call 630.454.2061