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Successful businesses in Illinois improve the quality of life for millions of Illinois residents. From its central location and infrastructure, to its unmatched talent and workforce, explore why the world’s top companies choose to be in Illinois.

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Lion Electric

Lion Electric’s 900,000 sq-ft Joliet manufacturing facility is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Its all-electric buses and trucks will bring clean air and a sustainable economy to communities across the nation. Watch Lion Electric’s video to learn more about this innovative facility and how Illinois’ mix of skilled workers, robust infrastructure, and…

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Merkur was looking for the next big thing. For nearly 30 years, the Quebec, Canada-based engineering firm had partnered with manufacturers across North America. During that time, they built a reputation as the “brains of the industry,” helping their clients upgrade systems, eliminate bottlenecks, develop new products, and build strategies that help businesses stay competitive. From the…

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CSL Behring

A global biotherapeutics leader. CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics leader focused on using the latest technologies. Based in Melbourne, Australia, CSL Behring recently announced plans for an estimated 1.8 million-square-foot expansion of its operations in Kankakee, Illinois. CSL Behring continues to grow in Kankakee County as they look to open the area’s first plasma…

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General Mills

General Mills recently broke ground on a new warehouse and distribution center in Belvidere that will allow the Minneapolis, MN-based food giant to increase distribution throughout the Midwest. The 1.3 million square foot, state-of-the-art facility is one of the biggest development projects in Belvidere history and will employ between 55 and 75 full-time workers when it…

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Google is buying the iconic James R. Thompson Center in the heart of Chicago, deepening its ties to the state of Illinois and underscoring the city’s prominence as a tech leader. By investing in Chicago, Google is committing to growing its long-term presence in the city, where it currently employs 1,800 people. Once owned by the…

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LG Chem and ADM

LG Chem, a global chemical company, and ADM, the nutrition and biosolutions giant, last month announced the formation of two joint ventures in Decatur to make lactic acid and polylactic acid to meet growing demand for a variety of plant-based products, including bioplastics. The first venture, GreenWise Lactic, will produce up to 150,000 tons of high-purity corn-based…

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Tyson Foods

Also in August, Tyson Foods, Inc. announced a $180 million expansion of its Caseyville facility to boost production of snacking and breakfast items under its Hillshire Farms and Jimmy Dean brands. The expansion will add more than 250 new jobs. Production is expected to start this fall, with the 170,000 square foot expansion set to be completed…

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viaPhoton, an advanced manufacturer of fiber optic components, recently opened a new headquarters in Aurora, IL, more than doubling the size of its previous facility. The company is expanding and hiring as it continues its run of breakneck growth amid a booming market for data centers and other telecommunications infrastructure in Illinois and beyond. The…

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