Illinois a Winner——Thanks to Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area

  • March 14, 2018
  • Terry Gajewski

In the highly coveted Governor’s Cup rankings for 2017, Illinois ranked third in the country with a total of 419 economic projects, according to Intersect Illinois, the state’s private economic development agency. The agency also highlighted, “The state’s continued pursuit of economic development excellence has yielded this esteemed ranking as well as year-over-year growth in total number of projects—for the 5th year in a row!  In fact, Illinois has not placed outside the top ten in these rankings in over 20 years.”  The rankings were compiled by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development publication.

Of the 419 state-wide Illinois projects, over 95 percent were from the Chicago-Naperville-ELGIN Metro Area, according to the magazine.  The 402 economic projects in 2017 from our Metro Area would place our region number 4 in the state rankings, ahead of Georgia and North Carolina.  To learn more about why this area is the place to locate and grow your business, contact the Elgin Development Group at 847-741-5663.