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  1. DCEO
  2. Why Illinois
  3. Key Industries
  4. Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the #1 industry in Illinois, due to our highly trained workforce, superior logistics and infrastructure, and commitment to economic growth. A foundation of strength for generations to come, Illinois manufacturing provides a broad range of jobs, fosters technology and innovation leadership, and provides economic stability within the state.

Manufacturing comprises approximately 13% of our state’s gross domestic product (GDP) and makes up more than 577,400 workers, or about 10% of our total workforce.
 
  • Illinois has the third largest manufacturing output out of all the 50 states.
  • The Illinois manufacturing sector surpassed that of North Carolina’s in 2011 to become the third largest manufacturing state.
  • Illinois has the second largest plastics and rubber products manufacturing output in the nation.
  • Illinois has the second largest Machinery manufacturing output in the nation.
  • Illinois has the second largest Printing & related support equipment manufacturing output in the nation.
  • Illinois has the 4th largest Petroleum and Coal Manufacturing output in the nation.
  • Illinois has the 4th largest fabricated metal product manufacturing output in the nation.
  • Illinois has the 5th largest Electrical equipment, appliance & component manufacturing output in the nation.
 
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2011
 

 

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