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#ILLINOIS NO. 2 IN AG-MANUFACTURING JOBS

Illinois’ business climate certainly faces its share of challenges. But with equipment makers such as Moline-based John Deere and Caterpillar in Peoria/Chicago, the state powered its way to the No. 2 spot in the nation when it comes to ag equipment-manufacturing jobs. The industry supports 321,000 jobs, and Illinois is home to 9% of those, second only to Texas’ 16%. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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