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Illinois is uniquely positioned to foster the diverse talent pool needed for the rapidly changing sectors of science, technology, and clean energy. Our focus isn’t just on economic development—but creating a level playing field where everyone has access to high-paying jobs and stable career paths. Through the development of inclusive tech hubs and sustainable initiatives, we’re pushing for equitable growth and innovation across the state.

Funding opportunities to transform our economy, workforce and energy.

Legislative efforts like the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act demonstrate Illinois’ dedication to training Illinoisans who confront economic and environmental hurdles, fortifying a workforce that is both skilled and diverse to meet rising demand. Innovate Illinois is ambitious, but confident that we will leverage funding opportunities to transform our economy, workforce and energy transition while surmounting societal and technological challenges in the foreground. We believe that we will get further, faster when we make room at the table for everyone.

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Gov. Pritzker Announces $160 Million In Federal Funding for Great Lakes Water Innovation Engine

$160 million grant to Chicago-based water innovation hub Current will power Great Lakes-area water and energy innovation.
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Governor Pritzker Announces Federal Recompete Grant Award Progress for Illinois Communities

Two U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awards target Springfield and Decatur for investment dollars.
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Innovate Illinois Drives Decatur’s Selection as EDA Recompete Pilot Program Finalist, Springfield Secures Strategy Grant

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced that Decatur is 1 of 22 finalists in the Distressed Area Recompete Pilot Program, alongside Springfield’s receiving a ...
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