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Posted: March 19, 2024

Argonne is Supercharging Manufacturers with Science

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In this episode of the DuPage Business Beat podcast, host Greg Bedalov sits down with Chris Heckle, Director of the Materials Manufacturing Innovation Center, to discuss the transformative work happening at Argonne—and the collaboration behind it.

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Posted: March 4, 2024

Chicagoland Named Top Metro for Corporate Investment, 11 Years in a Row

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For the 11th consecutive year, Chicagoland has been named the #1 region for corporate investment by Site Selection Magazine.

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Posted: February 29, 2024

Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership: Year in Review, 2023

One year ago, we embarked on a remarkable journey with the launch of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership (GCEP). Our mission was clear – to unite and showcase the global competitiveness of the Chicagoland region, leveraging our diverse talent, advanced infrastructure, renowned institutions, and top-ranked industries. Today, we proudly share with you the GCEP’s 2023 report, a testament to our collective efforts and an invitation for you to join us as we further define the future of the region.

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Posted: April 8, 2024

ComEd Announces Elmhurst Substation Expansion Project to Power Regional Economic Growth


Upgrades support future energy needs and electricity capacity growth for homes and businesses in DuPage County and northern Illinois.

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Posted: April 8, 2024

2024 Compensation & Benefits Survey

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center invite you to participate in the 2024 Compensation & Benefits Survey. The survey covers approximately 180 titles across 13 job families including jobs at the plant, supervisory, management, executive, and board level. Data will be collected on base pay, pay grades, target incentive levels, and benefits information including insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.

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Posted: March 20, 2024

Illinois Ranks #2 in Nation for Corporate Expansions and Relocations for Second Year

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The state ranks #2 in the nation for corporate expansions and relocations for the second year in a row, with 552 business expansion or relocation projects in 2023 (up from 487 in 2022). Illinois also placed #2 in projects per capita, up from #4 the previous year.

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Posted: March 13, 2024

DuPage County Receives Private Donation for Solar Panels

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On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, the DuPage County Board celebrated a $50,000 donation from a Glen Ellyn couple which will contribute to a solar project on the County campus. Ann Boisclair and Jeff Jens presented a check to County Board Chair Deborah Conroy and Environmental Committee Chair Sheila Rutledge at this week’s County Board meeting.

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