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CSL Behring Named 2023 Large Business of the Year

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

CSL Behring Named 2023 Large Business of the Year

The Kankakee County location of CSL Behring is one of the largest biotech sites in the world – encompassing 140 acres and 40 buildings on site. CSL Plasma set to open Spring 2023. With 1,500+ employees, the company makes up 20% of the manufacturing base of Kankakee County.

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Friday, February 17, 2023

Grants Available for Manufacturing Students at KCC

The One Workforce grant program covers tuition, textbooks, fees, hand tools, materials, and personal protective equipment for students enrolled in programs which can lead to employment in a field related to manufacturing. Grant students are enrolled in KCC manufacturing-based certificates and associate degrees such as: welding, machine tool, industrial maintenance, electrical technology, and manufacturing technology.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Nominations Open: Coolest Thing Made in Illinois

Makers Madness is an online contest highlighting amazing manufacturers and their fantastic products made in our state. The contest is a partnership with Comcast Business, an innovation champion and technology provider to manufacturers across Illinois.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

RELEASED: 2023 Market Profile

Boasting capital investment of more than $1.5B over the recent years, exporting more than $7B from our Kankakee County businesses and manufacturers, and boasting an economical cost of living (92.1%) and housing costs (79.4%), this community is a draw for business, industry and livability.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

Economic Alliance Report Featured in Daily Journal

With a cost of living below the national average, employment opportunities to earn a substantial income and being ranked in the top among small communities for nursing, carpentry, law enforcement and manufacturing hubs, Kankakee County is worth a second look.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

IMA Continues Manufacturing Matters Tour at Alliance Board Meeting

BOURBONNAIS – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) continued its statewide “Manufacturing Matters” tour on Thursday during an event held by the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County detailing the results of a new economic impact study measuring the industry’s significant contributions to the state and regional economy.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

IMA President to Speak at Alliance BoD Meeting

“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

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Manufacturing Takes Center Stage

As we celebrate manufacturing month in October, we celebrate the amazing products made in Kankakee County and across the region. The Economic Alliance works closely with the Illinois Manufacturers’​ Association and IMEC Illinois to support our local companies.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Makers on the Move Stops in Bradley

The Makers on the Move bus tour with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center stopped at CSL Behring in Bradley Monday, October 10 as as way to highlight great manufacturing across Illinois.

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