Northeast Region

Robert Anderson Jr.
Region Manager
100W. Randolph, Ste 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601-3219
(312) 814-7129
Cell: (815) 721-3543
Robert.Anderson@illinois.gov

Antonio Baxton
Economic Development Manager
1904 W. 174 Street
East Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Cell: (773) 951-8542
Antonio.Baxton@illinois.gov

Michelle Michals
Senior Account Manager
43 West Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 844-6653
Cell: (312) 636-4555
Michelle.Michals@illinois.gov

Joseph McKeown
Senior Account Manager
100W. Randolph, Ste 3-400
Chicago, IL 60601-3219
(312) 814-1457
Cell: (312) 497-1823
Joseph.McKeown@illinois.gov

Dr. Edward Piatt
NE Senior Account Manager
Cell: (312) 636-0739
Ed.Piatt@illinois.gov

The Northeast Region has much to offer new and expanding businesses, including an unmatched transportation infrastructure and a highly-skilled workforce. Chicago’s airports handle more than 3,100 daily flights and are within a four-hour flight to the majority of major North American destinations. Fifty percent of North American industry is within one day’s truck delivery, and 50 percent of U.S. container rail freight passes through rail yards in the Chicago metropolitan area.

The Northeast region possesses a highly-skilled, diversified labor pool, which leads the nation in productivity. The region also boasts first rate educational institutions, which are providing future workers the skills and knowledge necessary for the 21st century workplace.