Auto Manufacturing

The center of U.S. auto manufacturing

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Why Chicago

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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