There’s never been a better time to do business in the State of Illinois. With a thriving economy topping a $1 trillion GDP, to unparalleled fiscal progress with eight credit upgrades in less than two years, to more state incentives available for job creators than ever before — if you are looking to locate or expand your business, look no further than the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois is in the middle of everything and we have unmatched assets: top-ranked infrastructure and transportation, a world-class workforce, and a state government that is committed to supporting job creators and companies that invest in our communities.
As part of this commitment, we recently created a new $400 million Invest in Illinois Fund — a flexible closing fund. This is in addition to the most competitive EV and clean energy manufacturing incentives in the country through REV Illinois, comprehensive workforce support and incentives, and changes to incentives that minimize the administrative burden for companies.
In my role as Governor, I speak with a lot of companies and business leaders. I frequently hear of issues companies encounter in other states, including struggles to hire a qualified workforce or having to spend billions on infrastructure just to get up and running.
It prompts the question: Why build in the middle of nowhere when you can thrive in the middle of everything? Illinois’ top-ranked infrastructure, workforce and unmatched access to global supply chains means Illinois companies can seamlessly move their products anywhere in the continental U.S., they can have their choice of turn-key megasites and begin production in record time, and they can access a built-in network of suppliers, top universities for recruitment and training, and business ecosystems for every major industry.
I hope you enjoy this year’s Illinois Investment Guide and keep Illinois top of mind for all of your business needs.
Governor JB Pritzker