Illinois

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

Rebuild Illinois

Illinois Invests $15M In Advanced Manufacturing Training Academies 

Funding from the Rebuild Illinois capital plan will establish two cutting-edge training academies to prepare workers for future jobs, boost investment in downstate communities.
Discover Chicago

Discover Customer Care Center Coming To Chicago’s Chatham Neighborhood

Discover will hire locally for nearly 1,000 new jobs, employ minority-owned businesses in the renovations and operation of the former Target store in the city's Chatham neighborhood.
LEED green building

Massachusetts Ranked Tops For LEED Green Building

2020 revealed the importance of healthy, green buildings in supporting people and communities, according USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.
Minimum Wage

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.
insect protein

World’s Largest Insect Protein Production Facility Coming To Illinois

Innovafeed and ADM will establish a new livestock feed production facility and headquarters in Decatur, IL, expanding sustainable agriculture solutions and creating more than 280 jobs in the region.
Bloomington, IL

Ferrero Investing $75M In Illinois Expansion

Ferrero will establish its first North American Chocolate Manufacturing Center at its facility in Bloomington, IL, creating approximately 50 new jobs.
Illinois

Illinois: The Intersection Of Talent And Innovation

A great logistics network and a world-class education system enable the Land of Lincoln to generate the fifth-highest GDP among states.
COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.
food processing

Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It

Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food.
LEED for Cities and Communities

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.
renewable energy

Top Utilities: Power To The People

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar, with renewables making up 76 percent of the 42 gigawatts that will be added.
LEED Green Building

Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.
data center Illinois

Data Center Company First To Qualify For New Illinois Tax Incentive

STACK INFRASTRUCTURE will be the first company to make use of Illinois’ new sales tax exemption on equipment purchases at its Chicago data center campus.
Illinois talent pool

Illinois: A Talent Pool With World-Class Skills

The Land of Lincoln offers a highly educated workforce and a logistics network that is hard to match.
environmental job training

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 
U.S. ports

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.
Amazon Chicago Tech Hub

Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Will Create 400 New Tech Jobs

Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.
Conagra

Conagra Building New Innovation Center In Chicago

The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design will be a state-of-the-art snacking innovation center with up to 50 food designers and culinary staff.
global investment

Global Investment: Destinations Of Choice

Attracting foreign direct investment has become a top priority for economic development organizations seeking to leverage the status of the U.S. as the top global destination for FDI.
U.S. manufacturing

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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