Morning Minute: Illinois ranks No.5 for new and expanded corporate facilities

Illinois continues to be a strong draw for corporate business. In 2012, Illinois ranked fifth in the country when it comes to the top states for corporations looking to locate or expand, according to the latest analysis by Site Selection Magazine.

It’s increase over 2011, when Illinois ranked seventh. Overall, there were were 322 projects in Illinois in 2012, with most occurring in the Chicagoland area, according to the report. Other top ranking states included: Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

Read a news release on Illinois’ ranking from Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Stephanie Sievers is Senior Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Senior Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.

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