Chicago Industrial Real Estate Market

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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.

Helpful Resources

Transportation and Warehousing in Illinois

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois Tax Credit Resources and Information

Manufacturing in Illinois

Logistics in Illinois