The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is proud to announce CSL Behring’s selection as the recipient of the 2023 Barry L. MacLean Manufacturer of the Year that will be awarded at the IMA’s 130th Annual Luncheon on December 8, 2023, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
The Economic Alliance works diligently to report in a timely manner on things like local business expansion, new business development, new and enhanced development incentives, economic news and other items of interest to our community investors and investor prospects.
Gotion will make an expected $2.09 billion investment will bring 2,600 jobs to Kankakee County. This is the largest electric vehicle battery production investment in Illinois to date, and the first operation in North America for Gotion.
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Kankakee County climbs two spots to #3 in the US for manufacturing hubs for small metros, according to Business Facilities Magazine 2023 Metro Rankings Report. The magazine annually recognizes metro areas and cities of all sizes for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors.
The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center and the Illinois Manufacturers Association announces the new Supply Chain Center – a groundbreaking initiative to revolutionize the way Illinois manufacturers operate.
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.
Crown Cork in Bradley is named the 2023 Innovator in Manufacturing by the Daily Journal for the 2023 Progress Awards.
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.
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.
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.