Illinois has total area of 57,918 square miles. It is the 25th biggest state in the USA with population of approximately 12,880,580. The state capital is Springfield and Illinois as a total of 102 counties. Largest cities are Chicago, Rockford, Peoria, Springfield and Aurora. With an GDP of $610 billion, Illinois has the 19th largest economy in the world. Illinois has an highly educated and strong workforce.
Illinois has 1,169,961 small businesses of which 248,689 small businesses have employees. More than two million workers are employed by small businesses. Illinois is the global headquarters of more than 34 fortune 500 companies and 29 S&P 500 Companies and is ranked #2 for business creation. Illinois is globally connected as O’HARE airport has the most flight in the U.S. It is a thriving innovation hub, world class research and development and exceptional quality of life.