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2nd in Machinery *GDP 2014 BEA
2nd in Plastics & Rubber *GDP 2014 BEA
Energy deregulation and low rates
Low-cost, high-quality water supply

AT THE FOREFRONT OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING & INNOVATION

Illinois is the site of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, 1 of 8 flagship federal institutes for advanced manufacturing
Home to JCESR, the nation’s foremost battery technology research institution

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EDUCATION, WORKFORCE AND TRAINING

333,680 Illinois workers employed in STEM fields
The Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing includes 21 Illinois community colleges with $12.9 million of federal funding, training students in advanced manufacturing
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and graduates more top-flight engineers than MIT, Stanford, and Caltech combined


FULL RANGE OF MANUFACTURING LOCATIONS

Stay connected to Chicago, the Midwest’s strongest city for business and growth, or head downstate and thrive in a variety of regions to make your own home

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

Robust manufacturing ecosystem includes strong packaging and distribution capabilities

World class air transportation, passenger and freight. O’Hare airport, the largest, operates 2,409 flights daily and flew the most flights in the world in 2014. It is in close proximity to Northern Illinois’s manufacturing clusters