Illinois Investment Guide

Illinois – at the center of the global economy.


How Illinois Became A Top 5 State
Chicago and the state perform at an elite level in winning capital deals.
High Gear Innovation Shifts Into Overdrive In Illinois
Intersect Illinois CEO reveals how private industry is reinventing the factory.
Illinois Sets Record with 200K Business Starts
DCEO director discusses recovery and role of incentives.
Divisible by 10
Dynamism drives a diverse collection of regional economies.
Road Grading
An Examination of Scores and Progress Across Illinois Infrastructure
How Illinois Built a Dream Home for Data Centers
The incentives bill that passed three years ago turned the state into an open house.
The Megasite Matchmaker
Illinois has 11 large business tracts ready to go to willing occupants.
How Illinois Builds a Diverse Workforce
Can an old dog learn new tricks? With a workforce training metamorphosis, and a few million dollars
in aid, absolutely, and Illinois is all the better for it.

Incubate, Innovate & Dominate
Here’s how Illinois took charge of the entrepreneurship race.
Illinois Engineers A Strong Future
From diversity to workforce readiness, Illinois colleges and universities pioneer a new approach.
From All Over the World To All Over Illinois
Recently announced projects from companies based in Italy and Canada will add nearly 1,000 jobs to the 381,000 already associated with foreign direct investment (FDI) in Illinois.
How CEJA is Good for Illinois Business
In late 2021, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA).
Illinois Occupies a Power Position On the Road to Electrification
Dr. Don Hillebrand, director of the Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory in the western Chicago suburb of Lemont, was named by Automotive News as one of the 100 most influential people bringing about the electrification of the automobile.
Shining a Bright Light on Illinois Solar Expansion
When it comes to solar power, looks can be deceiving.
Hot Dog! Here Come the Fungi
Watch out, Chicago dogs; Illinois is now breeding an upstart plant-based alternative.
Vital Signs
New Space Takes Shape for a Very Healthy Sector
Tech Companies New & Old Land in Chicago
In the Downtown Chicago Loop, start your morning at one of a dozen airy boutique cafés and watch the kayakers on the Riverwalk from behind the window. Turn 90 degrees and choose which billion-dollar startup you want to explore that day.
Chicago Takes Center Stage
In 2021, the state broke film production revenue records at $630 million, surpassing its 2019 record by $70 million.
‘Thriving in the Land of Lincoln’
Chicago and the state perform at an elite level in winning capital deals.
How Illinois Became A Top 10 State in Reshored Jobs
Reshoring: How Illinois Became A Top 10 State in Reshored Jobs
A State of Nostalgia Opens Its Arms to All
Quality of Life: A State of Nostalgia Opens Its Arms to All
Massive Impact
With no shortage of muscle, Illinois moves many things fast.
From Peru to Normal, Spotlight Shines on Advanced Manufacturing
When people think of Peruvians, north-central Illinois does not immediately come to mind. But for North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, it will now.
Getting Back to The Middle
From big city sights to outdoor exploration, Illinois has you covered.

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