CHICAGO – Monday, Governor Bruce Rauner released a proclamation declaring October 2018 “Manufacturing Month” in Illinois.
“Manufacturing is at the heart of the Illinois economy,” Rauner said. “For decades, Illinois manufacturers have shown their savvy by adapting to changing market conditions and embracing innovation to stay at the top of their game. I am proud to recognize this strong industry.”
Illinois companies manufacture a wide range of products including farm equipment and machinery, automotive parts, plastics, pharmaceuticals, biofuels and food products.
Illinois Manufacturing Highlights:
- Manufacturing is the third largest industry in Illinois by employment with more than 580,000 workers.
- Illinois is the fourth largest manufacturing state in the nation by output.
- Manufacturing makes up 93.6 percent of all Illinois goods exported.
- Average annual income for Illinois manufacturing workers is $70,174.