The Illinois Defense Network produces reports on our regional communities, their economies, the impact of defense-related spending, and more.
Regional Summaries Heading link
Regional summaries provide an overview of community and economic highlights for the Chicago, Greater Peoria, Rockford, and Quad Cities regions.
Chicago Region Summary – 2016,
Greater Peoria Region Summary – 2016
Rockord Region Summary – 2016
Quad Cities Region Summary – 2016
Economic Profiles Heading link
Economic profiles investigate IDN’s regions in terms of current composition, changes in employment, and occupations.
State Economic Profile –2017
Economic Composition and Change Analyses Heading link
Economic composition and change analyses provide a deep understanding of each region’s economy in terms of its current composition and to identify driver’s of changes in employment.
Summary of IDN Regions’ Economic Composition and Change Analysis – 2021
Defense Industry Profiles Heading link
Defense industry profiles for each region build on economic and community profiles to analyze establishment-level data and defense-specific contracts.
Summary of IDN Region’s Defense Industry Profiles – 2022
Additional Reports Heading link
Casting, Forging, and Related Sectors: Characteristics and Company Profiles – 2023
This study surveys establishments in nine sectors related to casting, forging, and battery storage, and provides detailed information to assist outreach efforts. The report lists establishments in these sectors and maps their locations in the ILDMC regions.
An addendum to this study features tools and resources that address the issues brought up.
Economic Impact of Defense Spending – 2021, 2018
These reports analyze defense contracts, grants, and personnel to ascertain total defense spending as well as the impact that defense spending has on local employment and communities.
Workforce Report: Challenges and Opportunities in Illinois Defense Intensive Regions – 2019
A report of workforce challenges and opportunities in Illinois Defense intensive regions.
DIA Grantee Projects Overviews – 2019
This report reviews projects undertaken by the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense to gain insights on lessons, outcomes, and shared experiences.
A Close-Up of Defense and Manufacturing in Illinois – 2017
Check out our latest Infographic “A Close-up of Defense and Manufacturing in Illinois” highlighting national and state defense trends.