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Synergy Flavors has expanded its U.S. headquarters in Wauconda to update existing facilities and construct a new 40,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold-certified office building. The company is also preparing for an expansion of its Research and Development unit too. 


Bridge Development Partners recently broke ground on Phase III of the Bridge Point North development in Waukegan, which will consist of four new buildings totaling nearly 920,000 sq. ft. This phase is the final addition to a 225-acre master planned campus that has solidified Lake County as the industrial market’s location of choice.


Cristo Rey St. Martin, a colorful community showpiece and fantastic example of adaptive reuse in Waukegan, caught the eye of Crain's Chicago Business, who has named the facility among the 12 coolest office spaces in the region this year


Vernon Hills-based State Optical Co. has acquired AO Eyewear, a prominent former division of American Optical Corporation, and more than doubled the size of its manufacturing facility to build on its unique distinction as the largest maker of eyewear in the country.  


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Lake County has once again been awarded AAA bond ratings by both Standard and Poor and Moody’s—this designation keeps borrowing costs low and has led to significant savings. Lake County will realize more than $7 million in savings on borrowing costs over the next 9 years from replacing and reissuing two transportation bonds. 


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