Case Study - Illinois Agricultural Economic Contribution

The 2015 Illinois Agriculture Economic Contribution study was completed by Decision Innovation Solutions to show the overall economic contribution of agriculture to Illinois’ economy. This contribution was calculated for the state as a whole, each county, and for the Illinois Congressional Districts. The results showed that agriculture in Illinois is responsible for one in every 17 jobs and $120.9 billion in total output. In addition to showing the major agricultural sectors, the report provides a comparison to other major industries in Illinois, such as manufacturing, financial, and construction.

Decision Innovation Solutions recently completed this same type of report for South Dakota and Iowa. For information on those reports, please see the links to the right.

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Illinois Percent of Value Added Derived from Total Agriculture