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Illinois — The State Of Innovation

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is pleased to announce the 3rd edition of Illinois — The State of Innovation. Or click here for the digital edition.

Our economic development magazine is a powerful tool for business attraction on a global level, as well as for investors and site selectors as they consider their investment opportunities.

This issue highlights our state’s regional initiatives, tech hubs and startups, strengths in biotech and agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and sustainability, our integrated transportation network and workforce preparation.

Illinois is a great place for business, and we’re just getting started. Our vibrant business climate is home to over 30 Fortune 500 companies and boasts the nation’s largest inland transportation hub and port. We have become an enclave for innovation and high tech ventures, and have the 5th largest economy in the nation with key strengths in agriculture, manufacturing, life sciences, finance and technology.

Our competitive incentives and educated workforce demonstrates our ability to helping businesses succeed in Illinois. Learn more Why Illinois is helping businesses in all sectors find success through our central location, superior logistics and unrivaled access to markets.