Part of a strong and growing Midwest cluster, Kankakee County’s life sciences sector has boomed in recent years. With the steady presence of EMD Millipore and one of the nation’s largest industrial expansions taking place at CSL Behring, our life sciences sector today represents a location quotient of more than 1.5 times the concentration of employment compared to the national average.*
Australia-based CSL Behring – a global leader in the production of plasma protein therapeutics and the flu vaccine – has in recent years invested more than $500 million at its Kankakee site. The facility now exceeds 1 million square feet and employs more than 1,700 people.
In 2018, CSL Behring announced a 1.8 million SF, 10-year expansion of its Kankakee site. “CSL South 2030” is expected to create 2,000 construction jobs over 7 years. FTE is undetermined.
Like all of our industries, the Economic Alliance works closely with CSL Behring to ensure that the company’s ambitious goals for growth can be met now and into the future in Kankakee.