International companies in Illinois employ 375,200 U.S. workers. Approximately 141,200 of those jobs are in the manufacturing sector. With 1,485 international companies in the Prairie State, global investment grows Illinois's economy. Discover how global investment is growing Illinois's economy and providing high-quality jobs in local communities.

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375,200 Workers

in Illinois are employed as a result of global investment - an increase of 28.1 percent since 2013.

141,200 Mfg Workers

in Illinois - 37.6 percent of all FDI jobs in the state - are in the manufacturing sector.

United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan

support the largest number of jobs in Illinois among all international employers.

1,485 Global Employers

have operations in Illinois.

From 2013 to 2018, Illinois's FDI employment
While the state's overall private-sector employment