- Flex-N-Gate Corporation, hundreds of jobs in a new facility
- Freedman Seating, expanded its facility in 2015, added 75 jobs this year
- Lear Corporation, creating up to 96 jobs by 2019
Chicago has the third largest employment base for auto manufacturing in the U.S. and leads the U.S. in iron forging and stamping. Companies like Ford, Navistar and Omron are major employers in the region.
Chicago specializes in motor vehicle parts manufacturing, but has a strong presence in all subsectors of the auto manufacturing industry. Chicago’s motor vehicle parts sectors added 425 jobs from 2015 to 2016.
With nearly a half million people employed in the manufacturing sector, Chicago provides a diverse and talented workforce. The intersection of talent, market access and innovation makes Chicago a natural choice for auto manufacturing.
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