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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Highlighting the State’s Opportunities for Business Growth

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.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

2022 Makers Madness Kicks Off

Nominations are now open for the third annual Makers Madness: The Coolest Thing Made In Illinois, presented by Comcast Business.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

IMA: A Positive Year for Illinois Manufacturers

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is BOLDLY MOVING MAKERS FORWARD and stands shoulder to shoulder with American manufacturers who are leading our nation forward as we recover and rebuild from the global pandemic that is reshaping the world around us. The IMA is proudly standing by your side every single day dealing with COVID-19, supply chain issues, health and safety regulations, and every issue impacting manufacturers.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Kankakee County’s time to THRIVE

Kankakee County’s thriving manufacturing, healthcare, transportation and pharmaceutical industries are expanding, offering more opportunities for our community.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

DOW named to 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Midland, MI – Dow has earned a place on the Great Place to Work® and Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, for the first time, ranking #99. Dow is only one of three manufacturing companies to make the list and is the only materials science company.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Rest on Your Laurels, Kankakee County.

Change is the universe’s default. Progress, at its best, is positive change. As we together weather the unprecedented global reverberations presented by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, subsequent shelter-in-place precautions, and tremendous personal and business losses, it is tempting to abandon the notion of progress. But that would be a tragic mistake.

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