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Expand or Relocate to Illinois

Illinois Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Illinois

IL business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Illinois


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax
6.5%. Exemptions include: Machinery & equipment used in manufacturing.

Property Tax
Real property is assessed at 33.4% of market value, except in Cook County where industrial assessment is 36% and commercial assessment is 38%. No state tax on personal property.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
17% Industrial machinery and equipment
12% Food and kindred products
12% Fabricated metal products
8% Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products
8% Printing and publishing

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Ford Motor Co., Chicago Assembly Plt. (Chicago) - 5,236
FCA US, LLC (Belvidere) - 5,100
Caterpillar Inc., Electric Power Div. (Mossville) - 4,950
AbbVie, Inc. (North Chicago) - 3,450
Continental Tire The Americas (Mount Vernon) - 3,400
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Cook - 297,425
DuPage - 81,432
Lake - 56,180
Kane - 52,745
Winnebago - 31,274

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Chicago - 110,616
Elk Grove Village - 19,660
Rockford - 19,227
Elgin - 13,180
Wheeling - 11,477

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Economic Development for a Growing Economy Tax Credit Program (EDGE)
• Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts
• River Edge Redevelopment Zones
• 0.5% corporate tax credit for investment in mining, manufacturing or retailing, plus an additional 0.5% if employment increases over 1%.
• Manufacturer's Purchase Credit (MPC) (Sales Tax Credit)
• Illinois Dept. of Agriculture AgriFIRST Grant Program
• Advantage Illinois Capital Access Program (CAP)
• Advantage Illinois Participation Loan Program (PLP)
• Collateral Support Program (CSP)
• Invest Illinois Venture Fund Program (IIVF)
• Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Community Development Fund
• Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Loan Program
• Enterprise Zone Participation Loan Program (EZ/PLP)
• Illinois Finance Authority (IFA)
• Manufacturing Modernization Loan Program
• Revolving Line of Credit Program (RLCP)
• High Impact Business (HIB) Program
• Large Business Development Program (LBDP)
• Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP)

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from Illinois

Vandalia, IL
Municipal Economic Development Office
Chicago, IL
Chicago Metro Metal Consortium supports and strengthens the region's metal mfg. cluster by offering manufacturers resources to grow their businesses, promoting careers in mfg. and advancing the Chicago region as a leading center for mfg.
Flora, IL
Arlington Heights, IL
Chicago, IL
Business association
Springfield, IL
Business public policy & advocacy & HR compliance education
Topeka, KS
Striving to recruit new business & help companies expand in Kansas
Chicago, IL
Crystal Lake, IL
Godfrey, IL
Joliet, IL
Economic development organization
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