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Illinois Manufacturers Association

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A number of Illinois manufacturers have transformed their operations to join the fight against COVID-19. But one Central Illinois business is doing its part without shifting production, because it hadn’t opened yet.

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A new report makes the case that manufacturing is still a vital cog in Illinois’ economic engine—especially downstate.