October 20, 2010
The Manufacture America event in Illinois was held on October 20 at the High School District 214 Headquarters in Arlington Heights. To view or download presentations from this event, click here.
Manufacturing contributed $78.8 billion to Illinois’ overall economy in 2008, which was 12% of the total economic output of Illinois that year.
In 2009, the manufacturing sector employed 577,600 workers, accounting for 10 percent of Illinois’ total nonfarm employment. Average annual pay for manufacturing workers was $55,829 in 2009, compared to $48,388 for the overall workforce.
In 2008, nearly one-quarter (24.7 percent) of all manufacturing workers in Illinois depended on exports for their jobs (latest data available.) Illinois’ export shipments of merchandise in 2009 totaled $41.6 billion, the 6th largest export total among the 50 states that year. Illinois’ $5.5 billion increase in exports from 2005 to 2009 was the 8th largest among the 50 states.
List of confirmed speakers
Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale, Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services
Congresswoman Melissa Bean, Illinois Eighth Congressional District
Sharon Barner, Deputy Under Secretary for the U.S. Patent Office
Peter Perez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for ITA
Michael Imber, Grant Thornton
Don Graves, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Treasury
Duncan Bourne, Wynnchurch Capital
Don Shaner, IMEC Business Improvement Specialist
Dr. Praveen Gupta, Illinois Institute of Technology
Joe Bhatia, President, American National Standards Institute
Sean Callahan, Executive Editor, B2B Media Business Magazine
Neil Brown, managing partner of FusionB2B
Carrie Halle, Marketing Manager for Knaack Div. Emerson Electric Co
Joe Lardieri, ThomasNet
Matt Eggemeyer, President, Keats Manufacturing
Robin F. Mugford, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce - Commercial Service
Michael F. Howard, Midwest Regional Director, The Export-Import Bank of the U.S
John A. Nevell, Regional Manager, Office of International Trade, Small Business Administration
Tony Beyer, President, Tek Pak, Inc.
Jason Speer, President, Quality Float Works
For further information, see Resources for Illinois Manufacturers