Economic Development Organisation

The State of Illinois , home to Caterpillar John Deere and Navistar, Danfoss Drives, Brake Parts Inc and Hendrickson International has a strong tradition in the commercial vehicle sector. Among the 50 states, Illinois is the 4th largest exporter and the 9th largest importer of vehicles and parts. In addition, Illinois is one of the nation's largest auto producers, employing more than 35,000 people at 320-plus firms. Fiat, Ford and Mitsubishi all have major manufacturing plants in northern Illinois.
Illinois, with Chicago as its largest city, provides one of the most strategic locations in the USA for foreign companies. It has the fifth largest economy of the United States ($695 billion in 2013) and is the most successful mid- western State in attracting foreign investment.
The State of Illinois European Office assists, at no cost, foreign companies who wish to expand their busineness to the United States. We provide business information, business costing, legal, tax and accountancy information, site location services and incentives and grants for qualifying projects. We invite you to meet us at IAA, at the American pavilion Select USA Stand Hall 23, Stand A34.

State of Illinois Investment representative

What we offer

Tailor-made support services to foreign companies considering an investment in the USA. This includes business information, business costing, legal, tax and accountancy information, site location services. and packages of incentives to qualifying projects. There is no charge for our services.

What we are looking for

Companies exporting to the USA who are considering establishing a physical entity (Office/ warehouse/manufacturing or assembly facility) in this market.


  • Trucks / Truck tractors
    • Off-road vehicles
    • Commercial vehicles
    • Semitrailer tractors
    • Heavy-duty tractors
    • Tractors
  • Light commercial vehicles (delivery vans)
    • All-wheel drive vehicles
    • Commercial vehicles
    • Delivery vans
    • Pick-Ups
    • Transporters
  • Buses (incl. Minibuses)
    • Buses
  • Transport logistics (communication, data processing, control, telematics for transport), vehicles for internal transportation, loading devices)
    • Transport logistics
      • Transport logistics
    • Vehicles and systems for in-house transport and loading
      • Conveyer units
      • Fork lift vehicles
      • Lifting equipment
      • Truck on-board fork lifts
      • Transport equipment
  • Organisations, authorities and services
    • Consulting in business administration
    • Business consulting
    • Business information


Trade and Investment Representive

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