The Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) promotes Illinois as an excellent place to do business based on the State’s unique transportation infrastructure and location, talented workforce, easy access to key markets, and our positive business climate. Illinois is continuously recognized for its business attraction:
- Illinois is ranked #5 for new and expanded corporate facilities. – Site Selection Magazine 2012 Report
The Chicago metropolitan area was ranked #2 in the U.S. in attracting projects through foreign direct investment - IBM Global Location Trends 2012 Report
OTI’s overseas offices hold regular FDI outreach events and provide foreign companies with information on investment packages, site location, and the availability and advantages of its eight Foreign Trade Zones located across the state.