Plastics & Chemicals

Chicago leads the nation in plastics & chemicals

Recent Wins

  • Horizon Pharma, moved its U.S. headquarters to Lake Forest, leasing 133,000 Sq Ft of office space
  • Allergan, leased a 213,746 Sq Ft administrative office space in Gurnee
  • Valent BioSciences LLC, leased a 85,000 Sq Ft research center in Libertyville

Why Chicago

Chicago is a leader in the chemicals and plastics manufacturing sector with many companies choosing to locate their headquarters, research centers and manufacturing plants here. Chicago has over 67,500 jobs in the plastics and chemicals industry, the second highest concentration of employees in the U.S. Most of these employees work in the pharmaceutical and plastics sectors.

Top chemicals and plastics manufacturing companies include Abbot, Abbvie, Baxter, Ecolab and Hospira.

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