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Our newsletter has a fresh look, but it still delivers the hottest business news in Lake County! Check out the latest issue for info on Fischer Paper's expansion, Laser Precision's talent attraction strategy, life sciences in Lake County, municipal leadership and insights into what our team is reading lately.


Judging from the recent tourism numbers, it’s clear that people are “up for amazing” in Illinois. The state set a new tourism record for the 8th year in a row, with the industry supporting nearly 343,000 jobs last year. Tourism is a big part of the local economy, and unique attractions have contributed to record-breaking incomes, and made Lake County one of the top destinations in the state.


With over 33,000 jobs and 122 companies in the biosciences industry, Lake County is well regarded as the home of the largest concentration of healthcare companies in the Midwest. The industry stands to grow even stronger in Lake County with the launch of Helix 51, a new bioscience incubator at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. The incubator will expand into space within RFU’s new 100,000 sq. ft. Innovation and Research Park, which is scheduled to be complete this fall. 


On the heels of AbbVie's recent $63 billion acquisition offer for Allergan, the global pharmaceutical leader has vowed to keep its thriving headquarters in Lake County. 


A Forbes list that confirms what we already knew - Lake County is home to some of the best employers in Illinois, including Discover, ComEd, the College of Lake County, Grainger, Caterpillar, Abbott, Baxter International, Wintrust Banks, AbbVie and Mondelez. 


Did you know that the ever-popular Golden Tee Golf arcade game was developed and built right here in Lake County by Incredible Technologies? Elaine Hodgson, the co-founder of this 34-year old Vernon Hills-based company, chats with Crain's Chicago Business about her company’s 11,000 machines, which operate in nearly all of the country’s 460+ casinos. 


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