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What is Advance Illinois Manufacturing?

Advance Illinois Manufacturing serves as the unified voice of all parties statewide committed to furthering our manufacturing interests and future investment.

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The AIM Coalition

Chaired by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA), the AIM Coalition is advocating for modernized and permanent tax solutions that will strengthen and promote manufacturing, agriculture, printing, biotech, and other important sectors of the Illinois economy.

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AIM's Proposed Solutions:

  • A permanent research and development tax credit
  • Necessary reforms to manufacturers purchase credit
  • Modification to graphic arts sales tax exemption
  • A permanent coal, aggregate exploration, mining and off-highway sales tax exemption
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Get the Facts

The Illinois manufacturing sector is a critical cog and economic engine for the state’s economy.

  1. Manufacturing companies employ nearly 570,000 direct workers.
  2. Manufacturing contributes the single largest share – 12.4 percent – of the Gross State Product.
  3. For every $1 spent in manufacturing, another $1.40 is added to the economy making it the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector.
  4. Illinois exported more than $68 billion worth of goods and services last year and 93 percent were manufactured products.
  5. Illinois manufacturing output totaled $101 billion in 2014.
  6. The Illinois biotechnology industry has 81,000 direct jobs and contributes nearly $2.9 billion in total state and local tax revenue.
  7. Biotechnology wages are 91 percent higher than the average Illinois wage.
  8. The graphic arts sector employs 55,000 workers in more than 2,300 locations across Illinois.

Understand the facts behind the issues and work with us to drive modernized and permanent tax solution policies.

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