Overview – About the Project

The Future of Manufacturing In Illinois Project has produced a Foresight Report that contains a ten-year vision for the Future of Illinois Manufacturing. As the world emerges from the global pandemic, this is an exciting time for the manufacturing sector, and it is an ideal time to plan for Illinois manufacturing on regional, national, and global scales.

The foresight process is based on three primary principles: It is future oriented, data driven, and people focused.

The ‘future orientation’ is particularly important to take account of rapidly emerging social and technological trends. The ‘data driven’ ensures the vision is built on solid research, stakeholder input, and information, and is measurable. The ‘people focused’ is important to build support for the vision, and to harness the best possible input into the process.


For more information about IMEC’s Future of Manufacturing in Illinois Project, please contact:

David Boulay, Ph.D., President
Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC)
Phone: 309-677-3766