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Kimberly-Clark Establishes Chicago, Illinois, Commercial Center

Kimberly-Clark, maker of brands including Huggies, Cottonelle, Kleenex and Depend, will expand its presence with a new commercial center in Chicago, Illinois. The company plans to hire more than 250 employees by spring of 2022.

The facility will be located on the 1100 block of W. Fulton Street in the Fulton Market area of Chicago.

“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 Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot for their continued support throughout this process.”

Kimberly-Clark has qualified for the EDGE incentive program offered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to support companies making large scale capital investments. An agreement, while not yet finalized, will ensure long-term investment is met with job creation goals. The company is in ongoing conversations with the State about eligibility for other resources to support its future growth needs.

“We are excited to welcome Kimberly-Clark’s expansion in Illinois and celebrate their investment to create new well-paying jobs for those who call our state home.” said DCEO Director Sylvia Garcia. “Under Governor Pritzker’s leadership, more and more companies are choosing Illinois thanks to our investments to grow world class talent, expand transportation and public infrastructure and improve access to other amenities that can only be found here in our great state.”

“We welcome Kimberly-Clark and its amazing people to Chicago. Our city is a welcoming community of active, invested and committed business and civic leaders; diverse and culturally rich neighborhoods, and the best, most authentic people around,” said Michael Fassnacht, Interim President & CEO, World Business Chicago and Chief Marketing Officer, City of Chicago. “We look forward to welcoming all your amazing brands and talent to our thriving, diverse and innovative business ecosystem.

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