Lake County Companies Propel Life Science Growth in Chicagoland Region

We’re certainly among the Chicagoland economic development pros who say that the region is emerging as the life science industry’s “third coast.” Lake County powerhouses like Abbott, AbbVie, Pfizer, Horizon and Walgreens are fueling massive growth, and the local job market has been growing 10% each year. The metro area is #2 in the nation for pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing, and it’s poised to rise into the top 4 national markets, thanks to investments in talent and institutions like Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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