illinois

Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs For 2024

As shifting global conditions introduce new logistics leaders, longstanding hubs are reliable options for business.

Ferrero North America Opens Chocolate Processing Facility In Illinois

The global sweet-packaged food company expanded its Bloomington manufacturing plant to add its first North American chocolate processing operation.
Rivian Illinois

Illinois Offers Rivian $827M Incentive Package To Expand EV Facility

Rivian plans to invest $1.5B to expand its Normal, IL operations, which will create more than 550 jobs within the next five years.
Kyle Schulz, Chief Growth Officer, World Business Chicago

Chicago Offers Robust Business Climate

With a clear view on what the future holds, a Chicagoland location is a strong base for business, according to Kyle Schulz, Chief Growth Officer, World Business Chicago.
Illinois

Business, Civic Leaders Build On Illinois’ Momentum

Incentives, ‘leading infrastructure,’ and a skilled workforce contribute to the influx of companies making moves in the Land of Lincoln.
solar eclipse

BF Editors’ Blog: 2024 Solar Eclipse Economic Impact & Where To Watch

From the economic impact to opportunities to travel with family and friends to maximize the experience, anticipation is going strong across North America.
Manufacturing Industry

Digital Adaption Key To Manufacturing Industry

Embracing new technologies will be an important avenue as growth is projected to continue in the manufacturing industry.
DOE

DOE Announces $6B For 33 Projects To Explore Cutting Industrial Emissions

Part of the Industrial Demonstrations Program, managed by DOE’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), funding will drive toward technologies to decarbonize energy-intensive industries in the U.S.
Green Building

New York, Illinois, Massachusetts Lead 2023 Top 10 States For Green Building

For the first time ever, New York has earned the top spot on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) annual list of Top 10 States for LEED.
Mars Salt Lake City Utah

Mars Plans $237M Nature’s Bakery Facility In Utah

The new cutting-edge facility, which will create more than 190 jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah, will be fully operational in July 2025.
Aviation industry locations

Aviation & Airports: Reaching New Heights

From sustainability to flight technology, advancements in aviation are impacting site selection both inside and outside of the industry.
Southern Illinois

Illinois Looks To Double Down On Development

Illinois is doubling down on business attraction and retention efforts to support economic development in every corner of the state.

United Alloy Plans Permanent Location In Quincy, IL

United Alloy plans to construct a permanent manufacturing facility in Quincy, Illinois. The project will create at least 100 jobs.
Logistics Industry Locations

Logistics Industry Locations: Bold Moves

Locations that foster logistics success benefit companies seeking to reach customers in record time with quality service.
UPSIDE Foods Illinois

Illinois Lands First Commercial-Scale Cultivated Meat Production Plant

UPSIDE Foods, the first cultivated meat company to receive FDA approval, will invest $141 million in its Glenview, Illinois facility.
Kankakee County

EV-Battery Factory To Invest $2B In Kankakee County, IL

Gotioan, a Chinese-based manufacturer, will invest $2 billion in Illinois, bringing 2,600 jobs to Kankakee County.
Soybean processing facility

Soybean Processing Plant Expansion A $250M+ Investment For Illinois County

A 170,000-square-foot expansion of a soybean processing plant will create 40 new jobs in Gilman, Illinois, while retaining 200.
clean energy

In Illinois, Manufacturing Investments Grow Clean Energy

With Illinois' goal of achieving zero-emissions by 2045, clean energy manufacturers have an increasingly critical role in energy transition efforts.
Quality of Life Site Selection

The Best Things In Life Are Nearby

Outdoor activities, cultural amenities, and more attract business leaders and employees.
Chicago

Standing Strong In Illinois

From the city of big shoulders and across the Land of Lincoln, the state of Illinois’ broad business support shows.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
20th Annual State Rankings

Texas, Virginia, California Are Leaders In 20th Annual State Rankings Report

Business Facilities rankings recognize leading states for Business Climate, Workforce Training, and Tech Talent.
2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 2024 EDO Awards recognize efforts and initiatives that make a difference in communities across North America.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.