Lake County Partners Annual Report 2021: The Future is Bright

After an exciting year of openings and expansions, regional planning and growth, the future is bright in Lake County. Lake County is much more than Chicago’s neighbor. It is the location of choice for 10 Fortune 500 companies – the largest in the Midwest outside of the Chicago Loop – and home to 30,000 businesses that generate $125.4 billion in total annual sales. The area celebrated tremendous economic growth in 2021, particularly in life sciences and advanced manufacturing. Through the development of a new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, Lake County now has a multifaceted, action-oriented roadmap that leverages assets and sets a bold vision for equitable prosperity. This report recognizes business successes over the past year and the many partners who have made the wins possible.

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