Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Illinois is $57,574, and check out our data to give you an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.
Major industry sectors include health care, education, life sciences, insurance and retail.
Learn why so many of the products we rely on, from airplanes to vacuum cleaners, are made by companies headquartered in Illinois.
Learn why the manufacturers that make the products that enhance our lives are making Illinois their business address of choice.
Illinois has long been a center for research and technological development.
Learn how companies like Deere, Caterpillar and Archer Daniels Midland make Illinois agriculture a world leader
Discover how research assets such as the Argonne National Laboratory are fueling innovation in clean energy in Illinois
Airport, Class I rail carriers and Mississippi River ports make the logistics industry in Illinois a world leader.
Learn what role a network of universities and medical centers in Illinois plays in the state's bioscience and biotechnology industry.
Discover Illinois' major industries in business, manufacturing and more
Reforms help bolster economy, business and job creation in Illinois.