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Josh Grodzin Moves On: After A Dozen Years, Elk Grove Village Business, Marketing Director Leaves

Josh Grodzin Moves On: After A Dozen Years, Elk Grove Village Business, Marketing Director Leaves

Josh Grodzin Moves On: After A Dozen Years, Elk Grove Village Business, Marketing Director Leaves

Josh Grodzin at the Built In Elk Grove Production Technological know-how Expo in Oct at Elk Grove Large College. (Tom Robb/Journal picture)

After a dozen many years as Elk Grove Village director of enterprise growth and internet marketing, Josh Grodzin remaining the village on Friday, Dec. 30.

Throughout Grodzin’s tenure, the village emerged from the Good Economic downturn, added a new technological innovation park to the village’s business park, and noticed the enterprise park emptiness level plummet.

Grodzin’s responsibilities are now currently being break up between Deputy Village Supervisor Maggie Jablonski, Mayor Craig Johnson, and other village officials. “All are chipping in to continue to keep the ball rolling,” Johnson stated.

The village has posted the placement and will commence interviewing candidates soon, village officials reported. Grodzin remaining the village earning about $160,000 for each year.

When Grodzin came on board with the village in 2010, the village’s enterprise park vacancy amount was about 12%. As of the conclude of the third quarter of 2022, the vacancy rate stood at 1.54%, the most affordable vacancy level in the village’s record. 12 months-conclude emptiness rate quantities have nonetheless to be launched.

All through that time, the village also took the former Busse Farm and turned it into the 1.2 million sq. foot Elk Grove Engineering Park, and turned 1 of the prime destinations for knowledge centers in the United States.

Elk Grove Village promises to have the largest business and industrial park in North America (together with Canada and Mexico). The company park totals about 6-square miles.

Johnson reported whilst Grodzin was an integral component of the village’s achievements, “other issues go into it,” which includes the village’s site, low taxes, and willingness to perform with firms, which includes offering Cook County 6B home tax and tax increment financing district incentives. 

In accordance to Collier’s, the industrial vacancy amount for the increased Chicago area was 5.4% at the close of the third quarter. In just that, the O’Hare Submarket, of which Elk Grove Village and Des Plaines are a portion, observed a emptiness amount of 1.68%. Just north of the O’Hare Submarket is the Northwest Suburban Submarket, which consists of Arlington Heights, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Streamwood, the place the third quarter-ending emptiness charge was outlined by Colliers at 4.94%.

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