Illinois Investment Guide 2023

Illinois – at the center of the global economy.


Welcome to the Middle of Everything
There’s never been a better time to do business in the State of Illinois.
How Illinois is Building a Better Business Climate
From new incentive programs to unmatched market access, the Land of Lincoln leads.
Come Together
When it comes to economic growth, collaboration puts Illinois over the top.
‘Being in the Middle of Everything Helps’
The adage of ‘location, location, location’ rings true in Illinois.
Illinois REVs Up Development with New Incentive Program
DCEO Director shares insights into how the state has improved its business appeal.
The Next Era of Transportation Comes Together in Joliet, Normal and Decatur
Zero-emission vehicle maker Lion Electric CEO and Founder Marc Bédard recently observed that Lion had increased its delivered electric trucks, buses and minibuses for the sixth quarter in a row.
Illinois Hits the Spot
Leading U.S. food brands continue to select the state for business reach and growth.
Illinois Hits the Spot
A road trip through the region’s recent expansion projects.
Chicago Takes Center Stage
Chicagoland helped drive the state to a record $691 million in film production expenditures in 2022.
Supercomputing Elevates Research In Illinois
The birth of Aurora is a breakthrough generating global attention.
Where the TDL Talent Pipeline Is Full
More than 20,500 transportation, distribution and logistics (TDL) companies employ more than 331,000 people in Illinois and contribute nearly $39 billion in economic output.
It’s Prime Time in Illinois
How a new tax incentive is driving data center investment in the Prairie State.
Global EV Investors Pick Illinois Sites
Italy’s Prysmian Group and Canada’s Lion Electric are just two of the more than 2,000 international companies employing more than 375,000 workers in the state.
Illinois Beats Out Over 58 Competitors for Highly Coveted Project
Why did the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative choose Chicago for its new biohub?
Bridges to Prosperity
By ship, railcar or truck, Illinois gets the job done.
Need a Site? Illinois Has Cash
Gov. Pritzker unveils $40 million grant program to develop megasites.
Illinois¦ Where Great Ideas Come to Life
Groundbreaking discoveries are a dime a dozen in Illinois.

How Illinois Boosts Its Future Workforce
The state remains steadfast in workforce development investments.
The Middle Of Everything
A boost in funding continues to support Illinois’ legacy as a top tier tourist destination.
Building Out for the Future
Investments in innovation are paying off.
Quantum Prairie
The capital of the computing revolution
The Switch That’s Right For You
How you select your energy source is your prerogative.
Rivers Run Through It
And life is good in these five river cities in Illinois.

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