Illinois Economic Development
Illinois’ $693 billion economy makes it an international center for global commerce. Foreign Direct Investment accounts for nearly 251,000 jobs in the state, making up more than 5 percent of the private-sector workforce and ranking Illinois fifth among the states. Its major industry sectors include clean energy, information technology, advanced manufacturing and financial services. The state is home to 32 Fortune 500 companies and global brands, including Boeing, McDonald’s, Allstate, Caterpillar and Kraft Foods.
All have numerous quality of life advantages.
Learn how companies like Deere, Caterpillar and Archer Daniels Midland make Illinois agriculture a world leader
Learn why so many of the products we rely on, from airplanes to vacuum cleaners, are made by companies headquartered in Illinois.
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.
Discover Illinois' major industries in business, manufacturing and more
Film and music have long been an integral part of the Illinois entertainment scene, and both industries are growing in the state.