Illinois is home to 37 Fortune 500, 14 Global 500 Companies, 29 S&P 500 Companies, 241 Companies on the Inc. 5000 list, and 5,600+ Foreign-Owned Company Site Locations. Included in this list and headquarted in Illinois are: Walgreens, State Farm insurance, Boeing, Archer Daniels Midland, Caterpillar, Allstate, United Airlines, John Deere, Exelon, and AbbVie. These companies have made Illinois their home because of the business-friendly climate, highly skilled workforce, tax incentives, and many other reasons.
Many national and international companies have chosen Southern Illinois, in particular, as a place to put down roots and grow. For all of the same reasons listed above, as well as the low cost of doing business, high quality of life, and our neighborly attitudes, Southern Illinois has proven the perfect place for them to relocate and expand their operations.
The success of these businesses provides a roadmap for others seeking a path to growth and ensures that you will be in good company if you decide to call Southern Illinois home.