“Manufacturing Matters” Tour to Visit Kankakee County, Highlight Industry’s Important Role in State and Regional Economy
New Economic Study Finds Manufacturing Generates $5 billion in Economic Output in Kankakee County, Supports 8,465 Jobs
Mark Denzler, President and CEO, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association
Timothy Nugent, President and CEO, Economic Alliance of Kankakee County
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) will continue its statewide “Manufacturing Matters” tour on Thursday during an event held by the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County to detail the results of a new economic impact study measuring the industry’s significant contributions to the state and local economy. The “Manufacturing Matters” tour is visiting factories, educational institutions and economic development centers across Illinois to highlight the vital contributions the manufacturing industry provides to communities large and small.
Manufacturing is particularly important in the Kankakee region. In Kankakee County, the study found the industry creates $5 billion in economic output each year, supporting 20 percent of the county’s economy. This includes 8,465 jobs with an average salary of $93,834, generating $933.3 million in salaries and benefits for working men and women in the area.
Thursday, November 10
Olivet Nazarene University – Weber Center
1 University Avenue
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
About the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA)
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is the only statewide association dedicated exclusively to advocating, promoting and strengthening the manufacturing sector in Illinois. The IMA is the oldest and largest state manufacturing trade association in the United States, representing nearly 4,000 companies and facilities. For more information, visit https://ima-net.org/.