About Us

Next Level Northwest is a business acceleration public-private partnership serving the Northwest Chicagoland region. We support regional and local businesses through collaborative and innovative initiatives to help grow the economy. Download our Program Overview (PDF).

Our Mission

Our mission is to accelerate local businesses with the ultimate goal to strengthen and support the Northwest Chicagoland economy.

Our Vision

To establish a public-private partnership for business acceleration by bringing together municipalities to collaborate and ignite innovative ideas to grow and strengthen local established businesses.


  • Providing resources and capabilities that support innovation
  • Connecting and fostering new relationships within the
    region and beyond
  • Accelerating business growth
  • Creating more jobs
  • Distinguishing the region as a world-class business community

Read more in our annual Impact Report.

Participating Municipalities