Illinois companies benefit from a world-class transportation and logistics network, reliable, low-cost energy, abundant water and natural resources and a highly educated workforce supported by more than 247 higher education institutions throughout the state.
The Land of Lincoln is home to 35 Fortune 500 headquarters and more than 2,000 international industry leaders call the state home. Companies like Abbott, ADM, Allstate, Baxter, Motorola Solutions, Exelon, John Deere, Kraft Heinz, McDonalds, Mondelez, State Farm, United, Walgreens are just a few that call Illinois home.
Many national and international companies have chosen Southern Illinois, in particular, as a place to put down roots and grow. From large factories like Continental Tire and Prysmian Group (formerly General Cable), that have called Southern Illinois home for decades, to AISIN which moved to Marion in 2001 and has since built two additional plants, and Manner Polymers which announced a new plant in Mt. Vernon in 2023. These companies recognize the low cost of doing business, high quality of life, and neighborly attitudes that Southern Illinois has to offer.
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.