Illinois boasts the 5th largest economy in the US, with a population of 12.8 million and a Gross State Product of $713 billion (2013). This midwest state is home to 34 Fortune 500 companies, 12 Fortune Global 500 companies, and more than 400 major corporate headquarters. Major industry clusters in the state include agriculture, manufacturing, biotechnology, finance, and telecommunications.
It's no coincidence that Illinois finds itself at the nucleus of North America, both geographically and economically. A centralized location with excellent access to transportation infrastructure helps generate the 5th largest economy in the US. With a population of 12.88 million (2014), Illinois produces a well-educated and well-trained workforce with experience to build on a GSP of over $700 billion.
34 Fortune 500 companies (including Fortune 50 insurer State Farm in Bloomington) call the Land of Lincoln home, and more than 400 major corporate headquarters can be found here. The vibrant atmosphere continues to lead to new opportunities for growth and diversity of culture and thought.
The Illinois Department of Commerce can assist you with everything from intergovernmental coordination and site selection to regional collaboration and potential financial support. Statewide and regional contact information is also available with free and confidential services for companies looking to grow, expand, or locate in Illinois.