Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Kimberly-Clark, maker of trusted brands like Huggies, Cottonelle, and Kleenex, announced that will expand their presence in Chicago with a new commercial center for its North American consumer products business. The new center will be located on the 1100 block of West Fulton Street and is expected to open in spring 2022.
The center will house more than 250 employees across sales, marketing and executive management roles, the company said.
Kimberly-Clark has qualified for the EDGE incentive program offered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) to support companies that make large-scale capital investments. Although not yet finalized, the agreement will ensure that long-term investment is met with job creation goals.
The initiative is part of Governor JB Prtizker’s $45 billion plan to invest in technology, workforce development and digital and hard infrastructure, said state officials. “Kimberly-Clark’s move to Illinois is just the latest sign that our investments in talent, innovation and digital infrastructure are not only paying off for residents but are creating the ideal environment for companies to leverage our unique assets and pursue long-term growth,” the governor said in a statement. “Kimberly-Clark’s iconic brands are essential to millions of people in Illinois and across North America, and we’re proud that talented individuals from our state will play a role in producing these essential products for generations to come.”
“Chicago provides us the opportunity to grow Kimberly-Clark’s business and will position us closer to our outstanding retail partners, marketing and digital agencies and other service providers who already call Chicago home,” said Kurt Laufer, President, US Consumer Sales, Kimberly-Clark. “We thank Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot for their continued support throughout this process.”
To learn more about the company, visit kimberly-clark.com