Aerospace industry in Illinois

Illinois Aerospace Industry

The Illinois Aerospace Industry is mainly based around the city of Rockford, approximately 150 miles west of Chicago. The Rockford region is home to 5 major aerospace supply companies and more than 170 total aerospace suppliers. Major Illinois aerospace companies include Hamilton Sundstrand, Woodward, B/E Aerospace, Mag Aerospace Industries, Inc., Supplycore, and GE Aviation. Boeing has also chosen Illinois as its US headquarters.

Rockford Region Aerospace Production

The Rockford Region is mid-America's best international aerospace community. The wider two-state region includes more than 200 aerospace companies in Illinois and Wisconsin, from Boeing's corporate headquarters in Chicago to four tier-one suppliers in the Rockford Region and numerous others at all levels of the supply chain. The Rockford Region is sixth in the nation in concentration of aerospace production employment, and one of the largest in overall aerospace employment.

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The Rockford Area

200+ companies, including 5 tier-one suppliers, in greater Rockford area supply products to or serve the global aerospace and aviation industry. That makes the region one of the largest clusters in the U.S., attracting new investment & expansions of current companies.

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