Lake County.
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There’s Strength in Numbers.

Talent

With a population of over 700,000, and access to Chicagoland’s 9.4 million, Lake County’s talent pool is among the deepest in the country.

Global Leaders

A premiere destination for corporate headquarters, with 11 of the Fortune 500 and hundreds slightly smaller, in thriving industries that spawn fast-growing enterprises and a tight-knit corporate network.

Transportation

Easier access to O’Hare International Airport than downtown Chicago, plus conveniently located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, with access to three major airports, four commuter rail lines and the Port of Chicago.

Top-Ranking Schools

Lake County schools are consistently recognized as some of the nation’s best, making it an attractive place to live and to locate your business.

Quality of Life

Living in Lake County means you can build a rewarding career while taking the time to enjoy communities that are ranked among the most livable nationwide.

Amenities

Our award-winning healthcare, 30,000 acres of forest preserve and vibrant downtowns are just the things needed to unwind.

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Highly-Educated Workforce

Nearly 46% of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, which is 13% more than the national average.

Diversified Economy

The more than 30,000 businesses include a variety of public and private companies well-recognized for growth and innovation.

Continual Upskilling

Opportunities are available for employees to continue their training and certifications through countless local professional development programs.

Ongoing STEM Investment

Recent investments at several institutions have nurtured spaces and programs for cutting-edge resources, incubators and startups.

Convenient Distribution

Nearby Port of Chicago and proximity to factories, warehouses and rail lines put industries at a strategic crossroads for goods distribution.

Growing Global Leaders

Home to 11 Fortune 500 headquarters, a list which includes prominent employers such as Walgreens, Caterpillar, Abbott and Discover.

Highly-Educated Workforce

Nearly 46% of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, which is 13% more than the national average.

Thriving Economy

One in ten jobs in Lake County is in the professional and technology services industry cluster.

Booming Growth

Number of jobs is expected to grow by nearly 5% over the next five years, with strong growth in engineering, computer systems design and R&D.

Illustrious Global Leaders

Home to 11 Fortune 500 headquarters, a list which includes prominent employers such as Walgreens, Caterpillar, Abbott and Discover.

Exceptional Company

Top public and private companies include well-known powerhouses: CDW, Grainger, Siemens Building Technologies and Zebra Technologies.

Growing Labor Force

Lake County’s labor force gained more than 20,000 people since 2014, whereas other counties in the region stayed relatively flat or lost people.

High Health Outcomes

Ranked 4th out of 102 counties in Illinois for health outcomes according to the 2020 County Health Rankings—a steady increase year over year.

Nursing Excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has recognized five Lake County hospitals with its highest honor for nursing excellence.

Large Workforce

Lake County’s healthcare industry supports more than 27,000 jobs, and is growing.

Highly-Educated Workforce

Nearly 46% of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, which is 13% more than the national average.

Cutting-Edge Information

Recent investments at local institutions ensure that students are being equipped with cutting-edge training and techniques.

Innovative Investments

A healthcare infrastructure, anchored by six hospitals, is at the forefront of modern medicine with talent, services and state-of-the-art facilities.

Well-Known Powerhouses

Home to 11 Fortune 500 headquarters, a list which includes prominent employers such as Walgreens, Caterpillar, Abbott and Discover.

Built-In Network

A thriving network of major headquarters lures talent from the Midwest and beyond, enriching Lake County’s already-strong workforce.

Enriched Ecosystem

Small and mid-level businesses benefit from a strong fabric of headquarters when it comes to talent, supply chain and best practices.

Highly-Educated Workforce

Nearly 46% of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, which is 13% more than the national average.

Diversified Economy

The more than 30,000 businesses include a variety of public and private companies well recognized for growth and innovation.

Global Access

Three international airports provide hundreds of flights to cities worldwide. Private aircrafts easily accommodated at Waukegan National Airport.

Thriving Economy

More than 30% of Lake County’s Gross Regional Product comes from the manufacturing industry.

Huge Workforce

More than one in seven jobs in Lake County is in manufacturing—more than any other private sector industry.

Supportive Network

There are 1,037 manufacturing companies in Lake County.

Immediate Talent Pipeline

Each year, students complete award-winning career programs, graduating with in-demand skills in fields like robotics and automation.

In-Demand Skills

The Workforce Ecosystem plugs businesses into resources offered at institutions, where 40% of the majors directly correlate to most in-demand jobs.

Convenient Distribution

Nearby Port of Chicago and proximity of factories, warehouses and rail lines put industries at a strategic crossroads for goods distribution.

Increased Job Growth

The number of jobs in Lake County’s biopharma industry cluster grew by nearly 10% over the last five years.

Greater Industry Output

Gross Regional Product for the biopharma and life sciences cluster in 2018 was $11.9 billion, accounting for 53% of the output in Illinois.

Market Access

The industry provides an excellent immediate market for products and services in Lake County’s high-powered advanced manufacturing sector.

Educational Attainment

Nearly 46% of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, which is 13% more than the national average.

Rewarding Careers

Fortune’s list of the best places to work in biopharma includes Lake County-headquartered AbbVie and Horizon Therapeutics among the top.

Ongoing STEM Investment

Recent investments at several institutions have nurtured spaces and programs for cutting-edge resources, incubators and startups.

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