Breadcrumb

  1. DCEO
  2. Why Illinois
  3. Vibrant Business Climate

Rankings

Illinois had the 5th highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the U.S.
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis (2013)
Illinois ranked 19th in the world in total GDP
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Illinois ranked #4 in the number of the nation’s largest companies on the 2012 Fortune 500 List that are headquartered in a state (32)
Source: CNN Money
Illinois ranked #3 among all states and Chicago #1 among all metropolitan areas in locations for new and expanded corporate facilities
Source: Site Selection magazine
Illinois ranked #1 in the Midwest as a destination for foreign investment
Source: Illinois Office of Trade & Investment 
Chicago has the 3rd largest Gross Metropolitan Product in the U.S., after only New York City and Los Angeles
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis