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.
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.
“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
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.
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.
The Makers on the Move Bus Tour across Illinois will make a stop at CSL Behring in Bradley come October 10.
Kankakee County ranks #5 in the US for manufacturing hubs, according to Business Facilities Magazine 2022 Metro Rankings Report. The magazine annually recognizes metro areas and cities of all sizes for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors.
Manufacturing is integral to the story of Kankakee County, Illinois and our nation. In Kankakee County alone, the manufacturing industry alone outputs $5B annually, and accounts for 20% of the economy.
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association won the 2022 Leadership Award from the Conference of State Manufacturers Associations. COSMA members also serve as the NAM’s official state partners and drive manufacturers’ priorities on state issues, mobilize local communities and help move federal policy from the ground up in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
The Be in Illinois. campaign shines a spotlight on sectors where Illinois has a competitive advantage, including agribusiness, life sciences, manufacturing, tech, transportation and logistics – as well its rapidly emerging electric vehicle (EV) sector. Illinois already boasts the fifth largest economy in the United States, 18th in the world, and is home to more Fortune 500 companies (38) than all but three states.