Participate in the Made in Illinois Program
From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to more than 12,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 575,000 people and generate more than 12.7 percent of the gross state product in Illinois.* Makers of some of the world’s best known brands, they are supported by a rich network of suppliers and component manufacturers and staffed by the most productive workforce in the world. Illinois manufacturers are a significant driver of innovation and exports, and account for more investments in Research and Development than any other sector.
IMEC launched the Made in Illinois program in 2012 to showcase the diversity of products made here and celebrate the companies that manufacture them. In cities and towns from Chicago to Carbondale, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Illinois economy.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau
Benefits for Illinois Manufacturers:
- Connect with other manufacturers and create partnerships
- Generate search engine visibility for your products and services
- Scout product and supplier opportunities
- Participate in company-to-company sourcing