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Chicago has been famously called "The City that Works." We have that moniker because Chicago has one of the largest manufacturing industries in the U.S. 

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As of Q2 2022 $97.9B

Growth from Q4 2019 +2.01%

MSA Rank #2


As of Q2 2022 12,031

Growth from Q4 2019  +0.9%

MSA Rank #3


As of Q2 2022 410,508

Change from Q4 2019  -1.8%

MSA Rank #2

The Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA's) number is a national ranking and consists of one or more counties that contain a city of 50,000 or more inhabitants, or contain a Census Bureau-defined urbanized area (UA) and have a total population of at least 100,000 (75,000 in New England), ( Chicago's MSA includes the Illinois counties of: Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, Will, and counties in Indiana and Wisconsin.

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High Growth Subindustries in Manufacturing

The sector continues to grow in petroleum and coal products manufacturing, textile mills, chemical manufacturing, and plastics and rubber products manufacturing.


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