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How to Build a Future-Proof Workforce

The quest for a skilled workforce has become increasingly elusive for many industries. Millions of jobs are going unfilled even as workers are seeing their skills disrupted.

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How to Build a Future-Proof Workforce

The quest for a skilled workforce has become increasingly elusive for many industries. Millions of jobs are going unfilled even as workers are seeing their skills disrupted.

How Illinois Helps Make Valentine’s Day Sweet

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without candy, and Illinois plays a big part in ensuring the holiday of love is as sweet as ever. The state has the second-largest candy economy in the U.S., while Chicago has long been known as the world’s Candy Capital. With its long history in candy making, Illinois continues to position itself as a top location for food companies seeking favor with sweethearts everywhere.

Where Farm Fields Meet Technological Frontiers: Illinois is Leading the AgTech Revolution

In the heart of America, Illinois pioneers agricultural advancement and technological innovation, bridging two worlds for the betterment of humanity and progress in sustainability.

Illinois Ranked #1 in Region for Workforce Development

Illinois has been named the top location in the region for workplace development by Site Selection Magazine, underscoring the state’s overall employment climate, deep pool of skilled talent and robust investment in education and training.

Three Recent Investments Bolster Illinois’ Position as EV Hub

Wieland North America, the Rev Up EV! Community College Initiative, and the U.S. federal government have all made new investments in Illinois’ EV ecosystem.

From Silicon Valley to Quantum Prairie: Learn Why Illinois is a Hub for Tech Growth

Team Illinois is heading to the West Coast to tell the brightest minds in photonics, laser technology, and quantum science why Illinois is a premier location for the industry at SPIE Photonics West.

8 Trends that Will Impact Location Decisions in 2024

A new year brings new challenges and opportunities every business must navigate. Few business decisions are as momentous as an expansion or relocation. Leaders contemplating such a move must account for new factors reshaping the business landscape and will affect outcomes for years to come. Trends that promise to affect every business, directly or indirectly, and impact location decisions in the year ahead include:

John Atkinson and Dan Seals: The naysayers have it wrong. Illinois is the place to be for businesses.

The makers of Pringles and Pop-Tarts, a leading maker of electric vehicle batteries, the first cultivated meat company to receive federal approval, an all-electric truck manufacturer. What do these companies have in common? They all announced plans to set up shop or expand in Illinois in the past year.

Why Illinois is the Next Big Hub for Tech Innovation: Discover More at CES 2024

Intersect Illinois, along with partners from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, P33 and Innovate Illinois, will connect with industry leaders in EV, agtech, and IT at the Consumer Technology Association’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) this month.

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