Doing Business in Greater Chicago
Chicago and its surrounding towns provide some of the best strategic advantages for industrial operations. The Greater Chicago region sits in a prime location for manufacturing, distribution, warehouse, and third party logistics (3PL) facilities.
- In 2009 more than 19,000 manufacturing establishments operated in Illinois generating a gross output of $97.8 billion and 11.4 percent of the gross state product.
- Illinois is one of the nation's manufacturing leaders, boasting annual value added productivity by manufacturing of more than $97 billion in 2009.
- Major industries concentrated in Illinois include chemicals, primary metals, industrial and farm equipment, electric equipment and appliances, electronic components, food processing and printing.
- Thirteen port districts are located in Illinois, offering many companies direct links to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Illinois Tax Credit Resources and Information
Manufacturing in Illinois
Logistics in Illinois