“Although we operate in 27 countries today, Chicago remains an optimal headquarters for Morningstar because of its central U.S. location, the leading universities in the area from which to recruit, and steps the city has taken to make it an attractive place for firms to do business. Research, design and technology are Morningstar’s core competencies, and being headquartered in Illinois allows us to continue to attract leading talent to Morningstar and pursue innovative ways to better serve investors and help them reach their financial goals.
— Joe Mansueto Chairman and CEO of Morningstar

#3 State and Top Metro (Chicago)
for New & Expanded Companies

Site Selection Magazine 2015

#2 State for Business Creation

U.S. Bureau of Statistics 2015

Over 275 Digital Startups
Launched Annually

Ranked Top in the Midwest
for Higher Education R&D

Site Selection Magazine 2017

Over 200 Incubators, Co-Working
Spaces, and Accelerators
throughout the State

6.6M Person Labor Force with
Over 38% Holding a Bachelor
Degree or Higher

Over 400 Major Corporate
the State

Chicago is the #1 City for
Recent Graduates