With approximately 611,000 workers within a 40-minute drive, DeKalb County is the best location for your company. DeKalb County employers draw from a labor market that includes nine surrounding counties, including Kane, Kendall, Boone, Winnebago, and Ogle counties.



The DeKalb County labor market employs…

124,000+  Production, Transportation, and Material Moving workers,
35,000+ Computer, Engineering, and Science workers,
110,000+ in Management, business, and finance workers.

Learn more about our Workforce and Labor Market:

Workforce/Labor Market Data
Education & Workforce Development


Partnerships with and resources from Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College ensure our workforce has the superior skills employers need and opportunities for continued growth and development.