Rockford Region in Illinois: The State of Innovation Magazine

Innovation IL - By the NumbersThe Rockford Region is highlighted in The State of Innovation Magazine. The publication was used in the promotion of the region during Hannover Messe in April and SelectUSA held in June 2016.

Illinois enjoys a rich legacy of innovation that has produced inventions such as the cell phone, the ultrasound, LED technology and the first web browser. It continues to build on that tradition, forging a dynamic, diverse economy with growing segments in life sciences and biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, transportation, distribution and logistics, agribusiness and food processing, energy, and business and professional services.

The state ranks among the top in the nation for attracting business investment.

Manufacturing in Illinois has evolved into an advanced, technology-driven enterprise with significant clusters in sectors such as advanced materials, machine and metal parts fabrication, aerospace and pharmaceuticals. Major manufacturers based in Illinois include Boeing, Caterpillar, Deere & Co. and Navistar.

In addition, Illinois has several major industry clusters, including aerospace, which employs 17,000 people in the Rockford Area alone.

These are some of the experts from the magazine regarding Illinois and the Rockford Area as an area of innovation.

Read the full Illinois : The State of Innovation magazine.