In the 2023 Best & Worst States to Raise a Family, WalletHub ranked Illinois 13th overall based on 51 metrics. Illinois beat fellow Midwest states Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, as well as California, Texas, and Florida. Some of the metrics include median family income, family fun, and affordability. Anyone that has visited or resides here knows what great family fun our region alone offers in addition to some of the great places throughout the state.
This is following Conway Global’s 2022 Illinois Investment Guide’s announcement that Illinois was ranked third in the nation for company expansions and relocations.
These rankings, along with our skilled workforce, affordable cost of living, and a community that supports lifelong learning demonstrate why we are Your Opportunity Region.