SHOREWOOD – During Manufacturing Month, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel highlights the importance of manufacturers in Illinois.

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“Manufacturing drive ours region’s economy,” said Loughran Cappel. “Careers in manufacturing are the jobs of tomorrow. The 49th District is lucky to be home to many up and coming businesses that ensure our state meets the demands of our global economy.”

The manufacturing industry supports $580 billion in annual economic impact and is the largest growing sector in Illinois. Manufacturers across the state employ more than 662,000 men and women on factory floors, earning an average wage of more than $79,400 and 92% of employees receive employer sponsored health care. 

During the last legislative session, Loughran Cappel supported a number of measures to support and grow manufacturing in Illinois such as the Manufacturing Illinois Chips for Real Opportunity (MICRO) Act that provides a range of tax credits for semiconductor, microchip and component part manufacturers to support new employee training while also encourage companies to develop operations in underserved communities and energy transition areas.

“The MICRO Act strengthens the in-state supply of semiconductors, microchips and their component parts and increase availability for manufacturing production nationwide,” said Loughran Cappel. “This is another way to put Illinois on the map as a top supplier.”

To learn more about careers in manufacturing residents can visit