Illinois Defense Spending Boosts Chicago Region's Economy

Did you know that Illinois ranks 19th nationally in total Defense spending, with $7B invested in over 57k jobs and defense contracts, much of which is concentrated in metro Chicago?   Given the critical role Defense spending plays in our economy, it's imperative that programs like the Illinois Defense Industry Adjustment Program help support the state's Defense and manufacturing industries by delivering resources that help companies and communities grow, diversify, and become more resilient. Learn more about DIA here and let us know if you have insights to offer about your own connection to the Illinois defense industry.