A Huge Market
Illinois is the United States' 5th largest and world’s 21st largest economy—a huge market for biotech products and services.
- A perennial U.S. leader in gross state product, headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, total
manufacturing capital expenditures, high technology employment, patent
production and foreign direct investment.
- Home to a $9 billion crop business. A giant market for bio-seed products. Annually first or
second in corn and soybean production, first in feed grain product exports and
second in overall agricultural exports.
A political player
What happens in Springfield
is important to major U.S and international companies. The Illinois delegation
in Washington, DC, on both sides of the aisle, is among the most senior,
well-placed and powerful of all the state delegations.
A bioscience powerhouse
Illinois delivers a broad
range of products and services, including medicines, medical devices,
nutritional products, food and agricultural applications, alternative fuels,
industrials and environmental solutions.
A vital contributor to world problem solving
Illinois has a long history
of technological breakthroughs in biotechnology, chemistry, physics, computing
and communications. Illinois is home to more than 440 corporate R&D
facilities and more than 200 academic, government and nonprofit research
Learn more about The Economic Engine of Biotechnology in Illinois.