Skokie's location is exceptionally advantageous for doing business over many other suburbs in the Chicago metropolitan area. Superb public transportation, proximity to Chicago and O'Hare Airport, and direct access to interstate highways enable businesses to serve customers nationwide and attract employees from a wide labor pool.
Accessibility is a key advantage. Spanning Skokie's western edge is the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94), providing easy entry into the community and connections with highways. Skokie is just nine miles from O'Hare Airport and fifteen miles from downtown Chicago.
Commuters preferring public transportation need only walk a few blocks to access fourteen Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines. Each weekday, the CTA estimates the Skokie Swift rail line carries 4,000 riders, connecting the Village with downtown Chicago. The Village offers two CTA stations at Dempster Street and the newly-constructed Oakton Street Station.