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$500M rail project coming to Jerseyville, Illinois
FOX 2 Now – Kelley Hoskins, March 2018

Foursquare opens new Chicago engineering office
- Chicago Business Journal – Jim Dallke, January 2018

Major advance for minority businesses
- Advantage News – Melissa Meske, January 2018

Lunchmeat company Buddig to open in former Butterball plant in Montgomery, bringing at least 250 jobs
- Chicago Tribune – Greg Trotter, January 2018

CapTech Announces Expansion in Chicago, IL and Creation of 35 New Tech Jobs in 2018
- Cision, January 2018

Illinois Tourism Celebrates National Plan for Vacation Day
- Cision, January 2018

Snapsheet Opens New Chicago Office, Plans to Add 150 Jobs in 2018
- Chicago Inno – Jim Dallke, January 2018

Manufacturing conference transformed into business and tech innovation summit
- Quincy Herald Whig – Matt Dutton, January 2018

Wood Dale sees increase in jobs and businesses thanks to Route 390
- Daily Herald, January 2018

Illinois Office of Tourism and Gay Star News announce second year of pioneering partnership
- Gay Star Travel – Alex Protopapa, January 2018

SWIDA Breaks Ground on $10.9M Affordable Seniors Housing Community in Swansea, Illinois
- Rebusiness Online – Kristin Hiller, January 2018

IL Tech Companies Raised $1.8B in 2017, Most Since the Dot Com Boom
- Chicago Inno – Jim Dallke, January 2018

State Football Finals Give DeKalb County An Estimated $1 Million Economic Boost
- WNIJ – Jenna Dooley, January 2018

Senior living project breaks ground at Swansea Metro station
- St. Louis Post Dispatch – Jacob Barker, January 2018

Study shows Will County a leader in job growth
- Herald News – Bob Okon, January 2018

DMDII opens its Chicago manufacturing facility to the public
- Chicago Business Journal – Jim Dallke, January 2018

Illinois Added 8,100 Private Sector Jobs in December, According to ADP Regional Employment Report®
- Market Wired, January 2018

Carroll County lands indie film project
- Sauk Valley News – Pam Eggemeier, December 2017

Litchfield Pursues Grant For McKay Expansion
- Journal News – Kyle Herschelman, December 2017

Chicago tech raised $113 million in December
- Chicago Business Journal – Katherine Davis, December 2017

SBA helps you through entrepreneurial journey
- Daily Herald, December 2017

Illinois Gov Conf. on Travel and Tourism in Chicago
- Windy City Times, December 2017

Metro East SBDC at SIUE partners with WRS Solutions to offer Kauffman Foundation Growth Venture FastTrac Series
- River Bender, December 2017

Illinois Office of Tourism publishes holiday gift guide
- Illinois Business Daily, December 2017

Sprout Social Acquires Seattle-Based Social Media Analytics Startup
- Chicago Inno – Jim Dallke, December 2017

Growth In Television Boosts Behind-The-Camera Jobs In Illinois
- Peoria Public Radio – Jenna Dooley, November 2017

Blockchain Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
- CIO Review – Jennifer O’Rourke, November 2017

Big plans for Small Business Development Center
- Sauk Valley News – Rachel Rodgers, November 2017

Chicago’s Insure-Tech Boom Could Shift an Age-Old Industry
- Chicago Inno – Katherine Davis, November 2017

In this Illinois town, every day is Small Business Saturday
- Illinois Policy – Amanda McDonald, November 2017

Chester observes Small Business Saturday
- Harrisburg Register, November 2017

Governor Rauner Urges Students to Consider Careers in Manufacturing
- eNews Park Forest, October 2017

Chicago’s Food Innovation Continues to Deliver
- Chicago Inno – Jim Dallke, October 2017

Code 3 Spices repeats as Metro East SBDC Small Business of the Year
- River Bender, October 2017

Peapod picks downtown HQ
- Crain’s Chicago Business – Danny Ecker, October 2017

Chicago's office buildings are a major economic engine, per new study
- Chicago Business Journal – Lewis Lazare, October 2017

HARIBO of America to expand Rosemont HQ, add 55 jobs
- Daily Herald – Richard Klicki, October 2017

Amazon Hiring 10,000 In Illinois
- Across Illinois Patch – Shannon Antinori, October 2017

Walgreens’ downtown Chicago tech center to bring 300 new jobs
- Chicago Business Journal – Jim Dallke, October 2017

Illinois designates 6 sites as statewide enterprise zones
- AP, October 2017

Gov. Rauner Calls Manufacturers ‘Backbone Of Illinois Prosperity’
- Journal & Topics – Melanie Kalmar, October 2017

October proclaimed Manufacturing Month
- Journal Gazette Times Courier, October 2017

Manufacturing sector fuels Quincy's economy
- Quincy Herald Whig, October 2017

Route 66 conference comes to Joliet
- Herald News – Bob Okon, October 2017

Chicago is more popular with tourists than ever
- Crain’s Chicago Business – Nikki Ekstein, September 2017

Outcome Health to Build New Chicago HQ, Add 2,000 Jobs
- Chicago Inno – Katherine Davis, September 2017

Illinois Office of Tourism Creates Illinois Made Trip Ideas
- Travel Mole, September 2017

ABC 7 Chicago – Evelyn Holmes and Laura Podesta’
- ABC 7 Chicago – Evelyn Holmes and Laura Podesta, September 2017

Chicago’s Insure-Tech Boom Could Shift an Age-Old Industry
- Chicago Inno – Katherine Davis, September 2017

WeWork Opens Midwest HQ in Chicago
- Chicago Inno – Katherine Davis, September 2017

Bank Of America Marathon growing its economic impact on Windy City
- Chicago Business Journal – Lewis Lazare, September 2017

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, the ‘face of tourism in southern Illinois’
- Daily Egyptian – Kitt Fresa, September 2017

Rexnord Corporation Plans Manufacturing Hub-Aerospace Headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois
- Area Development, September 2017

Why international trade matters for Illinois
- Illinois Policy – Orphe Divounguy, September 2017

Illinois tourism gets big honor as it urges visitors to 'do' fall in the state
- Chicago Business Journal, September 2017

Appears Springfield had booming summer tourism season
- FOX Illinois, September 2017

Want better ROI? Come to Chicago
- Venture Beat, September 2017

Rauner Headed on First International Trip as Governor
- XFM, September 2017

Illinois Office of Tourism wins award for best travel website
- ITCM, August 2017

Illinois Has 27 Of America's Fastest-Growing Companies And Many Are Hiring
- Chicago Patch, August 2017

More than 2,000 jobs created as Amazon celebrates first year in Edwardsville
- Bellville News Democrat, August 2017

ADM bringing 30 flour mill jobs, $150 million investment, to Mendota
- News Tribune, August 2017

Boosting minority employment in Rockford through entrepreneurship
- Rockford Register Star, August 2017

DiversiFoam Products Expands Mendota, Illinois, Factory
- Area Development, August 2017

Chicago trading giant DRW snaps up Texas rival
- Crain’s Chicago Business, August 2017

DCEO Announces Apprenticeship PLUS Program Pilot Locations
- Lawndale News, August 2017

Illinois state government is embedding itself in the world of blockchain tech
- State Scoop, August 2017

Southern Illinois Takes Center Stage for Total Solar Eclipse August 21
- For Immediate Release, August 2017

Illinois Jockeys to Become Hub for Blockchain Technology
- Bloomberg BNA, July 2017

The 50 names in Chicago tech you need to know now
- Crain’s Chicago Business, July 2017

Amazon plans to double Chicago office footprint, add jobs
- Sauk Valley News, July 2017

Free Lights Program to save Illinois taxpayers millions in energy costs
- Illinois News Network, July 2017

Film crew shoots in Lockport area for new Amazon series
- Daily Southtown, June 2017

Illinois has 4th-most Fortune 500 corporate headquarters in U.S.
- Illinois Policy, June 2017

DraftKings to open Chicago office, it's first location outside the East Coast
- Chicago Business Journal, May 2017

Soybeans, related industries add value to Illinois economy
- Herald-Whig, May 2017

Beer Industry Contributes $13 Billion Annually to Illinois Economy
- PR Newswire, May 2017

Chicago leaps in ranking of future global tech hubs
- Chicago Tribune, March 2017

Illinois Remains #3 On Site Selection’s Annual Corporate Expansion Rankings, Chicago Still #1 Metro
- Site Selection, March 2017

Chicago Named #1 Emerging Tech Hub
- Modis/, February 2017

Chicago Ninth In Job Growth In Nation's Top Tech Cities Ranking
- Crain’s Chicago Business/CBRE, October 2016

Illinois Ranks #5 Top Manufacturing State, #9 in Biotech and #10 in Auto Manufacturing In Business Facilities’ Annual State Rankings Report
- Business Facilities, August 2016

Illinois Has 14 of the World's Largest Companies; Combined Revenues Over $647 Billion
- Fortune Global 500, July 2016

Illinois Ranks #1 In Access to Capital And #4 On Education In CNBC’s America's Top States for Business 2016
- CNBC, July 2016

With Its $784 Billion Economy, Iliinois is an International Center of Global Commerce
- ILLINOIS: The State of Innovation Magazine July 2016

Illinois is #2 Best State in U.S. on Grid Modernization Index for progress made towards a modernized electric grid
- Site Selection, March 2016

Illinois Is Top State for Leed Green Building, Third Year in a Row
- Business Facilities, January 2016

Chicago Based Startup Triples Size of Office & Will Triple Staff in 2016
- PR Newswire, January 2016

Chicago Ranked Top Ten Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2016
- MovieMaker, January 2016

Illinois – Local Assets, Global Growth
- Expansion Solutions, January/February 2016

Chicago Company #1 on 2015 Forbes' Hottest Startups List
- Forbes, December 2015

Chicago Moves Up In DeLoitte's Technology Fast 500 List
- Deloitte & Touche, November 2015

Illinois Ranks in Top 10 and Most Improved on 2015 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Rankings
- ACEEE, October 2015

Association of Independent Commercial Producers survey reports Illinois' huge 2014 gain from advertising production
- ReelChicago, September 2015

Chicago second-best city for small businesses in America
- CNBC, May 2015

Illinois Retains No. 3 Spot On Site Selection’s Annual Corporate Expansion Rankings, Chicago Still No. 1 Metro
- March 2015