- Whirlpool Corporation, signed a lease for 752,412 Sq Ft to house a new regional distributional center that will employ 60 people
- Atlantic Packaging, purchased a 378,443 Sq Ft facility to jump start its joint venture with StandFast Packaging
- Winpack Portion Packaging, Inc., purchased an additional 344,000 Sq Ft of industrial space
- Bombardier, leased an additional 238,192 Sq Ft of space in Des Plaines
Chicago is a leader among U.S. metros in many sectors of manufacturing, including food manufacturing, metals and plastics. Its central geographic location and convenient access to all major modes of transportation means that companies located in Chicago can easily reach local and global markets.
The strength of Chicago’s manufacturing sector is tied to the many opportunities for collaboration and innovation that the city provides. Incubators like mHub and DMDII provide spaces for companies to try out new ideas and work within an ecosystem of advanced manufacturing.
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 manufacturing.
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