Caterpillar picks Deerfield for global headquarters

Caterpillar Inc. announced Wednesday it will move its global headquarters to Deerfield from downstate Peoria.
The company expects about 100 employees to move to the Corporate 500 office park this year. About 300 people will be working at the office when fully operational in mid-2018.
The maker of construction, mining and farming equipment announced in January it would move the global headquarters to the Chicago area rather than build a new complex in Peoria, where it has been headquartered for decades.
“Following a thorough site selection process, we chose this location because it is approximately a 20-minute drive to O’Hare airport and convenient

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