Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the state. Illinois ranks number one in the Midwest as a destination for foreign investment. Not surprising, since Illinois offers companies unrivaled strategic location and transportation infrastructure-as well as a diversified, technologically advanced economy, productive workforce, and a world-class cultural environment. Illinois is home to nearly 1,600 foreign firms with 6,416 locations, employing 323,362 Illinois residents.
If your overseas firm is interested in opening an office in Illinois, DCEO's Office of Trade and Investment provides individual assistance through our Chicago Headquarters, Foreign Trade offices, and our network of professional service providers. Some of the areas of assistance include:
- Real Estate
- Freight Forwarding
- Human Resources
- Federal, State, and Local Government Assistance and Resources
- Personnel Relocation
To find the Illinois FDI Overseas office that's nearest your current location, click here.
Links for preliminary assistance: