Business Climate

Why Mahomet?   

Expansive Opportunities.

  • Interstate interchange visible vacant land served by ALL utilities in various sizes with flexible landowners
  • Wide range of land values
  • High speed redundant internet access options via fiberoptic infrastructure constructed by the Village and the School District and operated by a not-for-profit.
  • Large retail and service sector gaps for a 15,000 population with high disposable income.
  • Ease of access  - two interchanges on I-74, 5 miles to I-57 and I-72; on US Route 150 and Illinois Route 47.
  • 15 minute drive to Champaign-Urbana, home of the University of Illinois
  • 10 county labor shed, 330,000 persons
  • Highly educated labor force with over half having college degrees
Mahomet is one of the fastest growing communities in Illinois. In the last four (4) years over 300 new single family homes have been constructed. A development agreement has been reached for a 200 unit apartment community near our signature Barber Park.

An area developer is committed to developing 40 acres over a 10-12 year period with attached and detached single family homes on the south side of town. That subdivision will have quick access to Route 47 and I-72 and the southwest side of growing Champaign-Urbana. The neighborhood will have a recreational lake, linear park, and be dark sky compliant.

Recently, 10 acres of commercially developable land was platted along Oak Street for 1-5 acre lots on this high visibility corridor. Patton Drive is being extended to provide this land with access to the US Route 150 traffic signal.

Support and Resources for Success.

     The Mahomet Chamber of Commerce is active and the over 100 members work together to share resources, offer numerous marketing opportunities, host special events to attract local and regional audiences, and advocate for the business community. Couple this with the award-winning Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and the support new and existing businesses have in Mahomet is top notch. The Village staff are committed to expeditiously shepherding developers and business owners through any zoning or subdivision processing. County resources offer loan assistance and workforce training opportunities. The pool of talent afforded to area businesses by students from Parkland College and the University of Illinois is great and easy to access.


"Thanks to the Village of Mahomet for working with us to get our wine and paint party business, Paint Like Me, established in Mahomet. They were very responsive and willing to work with us. They worked with us to get a BYOB license established which was extremely critical to our business. We had an idea and just approached the Village with it and they were very willing to work with us. 
Mike and Elizabeth McDermith, Owners of Paint Like Me Party!"