Matteson was named after the 10th governor of Illinois, Joel Matteson, over 150 years ago. The community began as an agricultural trade center and gradually transformed into a major retail center, as well as a market for commercial, office and hotel development. Matteson is well known for being the retail hub of the southern suburbs. The Village became a regional retail center in 1973 when the Lincoln Mall opened at the intersection of Cicero Avenue (IL Rt. 50) and Lincoln Highway (US Rt. 30).
Nestled in the heart of the southern suburbs, Matteson is a perfect place for business. With more than 2.2 million square feet of shopping space, Matteson offers a wide variety of stores, shopping centers and a two-level enclosed mall. There are several two to three-story office buildings located throughout Matteson. Whether a company is looking to expand its present location, relocate to a new site within the community or locate a new business to Matteson, the Economic Development Department is available for assistance.
In addition, the Matteson Business Association (MBA), in cooperation with the Village of Matteson, promotes businesses by creating business networking opportunities, building credibility and referral resources, as well as providing information that benefit businesses through seminars. Whether it’s a home-based business or a large company with over 100 employees, there are many reasons why businesses should join the MBA. If you would like more information on the MBA, call 708-283-4765.
There’s no comparison – if your company is looking for a new market in the Chicago Southland area….Matteson is definitely the right choice!