Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
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Business Climate in Illinois

With its $693 billion economy, Illinois is an international center of global commerce. Foreign direct investment accounts for nearly 251,000 jobs in Illinois, more than 5 percent of its private-sector workforce and fifth among states. Illinois has built major industry sectors in clean energy, information technology, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and financial services. It is home to 32 Fortune 500 companies (fourth among states) and a roster of brands known round the world including Boeing, McDonald’s, Allstate, Caterpillar, Kraft Foods and Archer Daniels Midland.

Facts & Stats

Illinois' Gross Domestic Product, which would make it among the 20 largest economies in the world if it were a standalone nation.