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Growth Sectors

Kankakee County has a diversified economy, punctuated by highly robust manufacturing, bioscience, health care, education and transportation sectors. In 2013, 2014, 2016-2019, the Kankakee MSA was named the #1 Small Metro in Illinois by global economic think tank the Milken Institute in its Best-Performing Cities index, which measures economic vitality vis-à-vis growth in jobs, wages, salaries and technology output.

Targeted business sectors include the following: