Haven Allen, CEO and Co-Founder, mHUB
Illinois is positioned to lead in the fourth industrial revolution, and for the sake of our economy, it must. I’ve seen the opportunity grow firsthand – first in my role as lead economic development strategist for manufacturing at World Business Chicago
and subsequently through leading the launch and growth of mHUB, to supporting Argonne
, the Museum of Science and Industry
and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
in a leadership capacity.
Manufacturing is essential to our economy. Currently at $103 B
in revenue, it is directly supported by more than 12,000 business and over 585,000 employees. This size has a substantial effect on the larger economy through jobs, with every job supporting 2.91 additional jobs, and revenue, with ever dollar supporting another $1.33. This results in a total of 2.3M jobs, and a total of $239B of revenue attributed to the gross regional product. And, the great thing about these jobs is you don’t need a college degree – which 74% of adults in Illinois don’t have – to participate or prosper.