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Illinois has the most diverse economy in America, and we have the fifth highest GDP in the nation.  34 Fortune 500 companies have made Illinois home, thanks to our world-class infrastructure, well-educated workforce, thriving technology and innovation ecosystem, and central location with easy access to global operations.

In addition to the many diverse industry clusters that thrive in our state, the Illinois Department of Commerce has identified six industries for targeted growth in Illinois: 


Contact us today to learn how we can help you retain, create, and grow jobs in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity offers free and confidential services for companies looking to grow, expand, or locate in Illinois.  For assistance, please reference our statewide and regional contact information.