Why Illinois?

Starting, building, and growing your business in Illinois can be made possible with our local level assistance. We love our home and we welcome you to make this your business’s home, too. 

Illinois's Major Industry Clusters

50 th
largest economy
$ 300 b
GDP
1 m
Population
1
fortune 500 HQ

Illinois is easy to access

By Rail

Fifty percent of all railroad freight passes through Illinois

By Road

Forty-two percent of North American consumers are less than a two day's drive away.

By Water

Thirteen port districts and waterways provide critical links between Atlantic, Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico

By Internet

Over 4,000 miles of fiber optic cables run throughout the state

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