Illinois

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Illinois.

T/CCI Illinois

T/CCI Manufacturing Awarded First REV Illinois Award 

The Central Illinois EV Supplier will invest over $20 million to manufacture electric compressors and establish an EV innovation hub in Decatur.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
hybrid work trend

Companies Choosing High Quality Offices In Response To Hybrid Work

Companies are choosing high quality offices to encourage employees to work from the office and be their most productive when there, according to CBRE analysis.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.
industrial parks logistics leaders

Metro Rankings Report Honors Thriving Industrial Parks, Logistics Leaders

Elk Grove Business Park, IL leads Industrial Parks, while Memphis, TN tops Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
GAF Illinois

GAF To Invest $80M In Illinois Manufacturing Facility

Roofing manufacturer GAF will build a 450,000-square-foot plant that will employ more than 70 workers in North Peru, IL.
Quality of life

When The (Work) Day Is Through

Choosing a place that offers employees quality of life with a wide variety of recreation and leisure options is key to your next location.
Ferrero North America Illinois

Ferrero Adding 200 Jobs In Illinois With First-Ever U.S. Kinder Bueno Plant

The more than $214 million, 169,000-square-foot addition at the Bloomington, IL plant will produce Kinder Bueno products for the North American market.
Diversity equity and inclusion

Building An Equity-Driven Workforce

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives level the playing field for workforce growth and economic gains.
ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Los Angeles Tops EPA Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

District of Columbia, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas round out top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
Aligned Data Centers

Aligned Completes Chicago Hyperscale Data Center Campus

Aligned Data Centers launched its Chicago Hyperscale data center campus as it broke ground on a second, adjacent facility.
business and industrial parks

Business And Industrial Parks: There’s No Place Like Home

Operators of business and industrial parks realize that they need to offer more of everything to attract new their sites.
foreign direct investment

Foreign Direct Investment: A Foreign Affair

States are vying to attract foreign direct investment funds as cross border investments pump much needed funds into local economies.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: On The Move

Cities and counties are leveraging their locations, skilled workforce, and intermodal services to keep goods moving.
Utilities Economic Development

Top Utilities: More Power To You

From municipally-owned power providers to expansive regional entities, these top utilities of 2021 did much more than provide energy.
LEED Green Buildings

Illinois Led U.S. Green Building Council’s Top 10 States For LEED In 2021

Illinois once again topped the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2021, demonstrating leadership in green building.
Retailers

Retailers Embrace Five Shopper-First Trends In 2022

To meet customer expectations in the year ahead, retailers must evolve as platforms, reimagine store experiences, monetize data, transform as financial companies, and optimize returns.

James Hardie Industries Unveils New Chicago Headquarters

Cement manufacturer James Hardie now has a place on the Chicago skyline with a new 68,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters.
Illinois

Illinois: Building The Future In The Land Of Lincoln

With a talent pool approaching 7 million—a third of whom hold a bachelor’s degree or higher—Illinois has the skill sets needed to fill 21st-century jobs.
wet lab

Illinois Investing $15.4M To Boost Wet Lab Development

The Rebuild Illinois funding will support eight new wet lab centers valued at more than $90 million.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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