The 17th largest economy in the world, Illinois has grown and attracted some of the most innovative and iconic companies on the planet—including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company—thanks to its many advantages for business and talent.
Among the state’s greatest assets are its talent pool of nearly 6.5 million people—about a third of whom hold a bachelor’s degree or higher—and one of the finest transportation and logistics networks in the country. Tax credits are offered by our partners at the state and local level to select companies considering alternative locations.
Awarded for The Most Economic Development Projects March 5, 2018 – Congratulations are in order for the state of Illinois and the combined work efforts of INTERSECT ILLINOIS, the statewide private economic development organization, and the states’ local economic development organizations! In the highly coveted Governor’s Cup rankings for 2017, Illinois ranked third in the […]
More than 600 business owners participated in inaugural program year (Chicago, IL) – CORE (Creating Opportunities for Retention and Expansion), a statewidecoalition of economic development professionals designed to retain jobs and investments, and ensure existing businesses in Illinois remain economically viable, released the results from the first year study of over 600 businesses. Intersect Illinois […]
MetLife to Reopen Freeport Insurance Center and Add 150 Jobs FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — MetLife Home & Auto will reopen the downtown Freeport facility it closed three years ago and add 150 jobs over the next three years. The Journal-Standard in Freeport (http://bit.ly/2q6YEIH ) reports that officials told MetLife’s approximately 200 existing employees the news […]