The Greater Calumet Industrial Region includes the South Side of Chicago, Southern Cook County and Northwest Indiana.  Over 1500 companies, representing nearly 50 industrial sectors and manufacturing employment of 83,000, operate in this region, including food, chemical, glass, paper,  automotive, steel and metal fabrication industries.  Well-known global, national and regional companies operate manufacturing/processing plants in the region, including Sherwin Williams, Dutch Farms, Ford Motor, ArcelorMittal, BP, Kellogg’s Snacks, Finkl Steel, Method, American Zinc Recycling, LaFarge, WestRock, Atlas Tube, Naylor Pipe, Argus Brewery, Akers Packaging, Mi-Jack Products, Asphalt Operating Services, Gelita USA and Paket Corporation.  With river and Great Lakes access and served by a network of interstate highways and five Class I railroads, including CN, CSX and Norfolk Southern, the region has a robust maritime, rail and trucking logistics industry, employing just shy of 40,000. Located in the heart of the Midwest, companies like First Choice Logistics, Midwest Marine Terminals, BOASSO America, Vaccaro Trucking and Foodliner ensure that your company is within 8 hours of 80 million customers. Our community is supported by local healthcare service providers such as UChicago-Ingalls, Concentra Medical Center, Metro South Medical Center and Advocate Trinity Hospital.  Our region is also served by more than 30 higher education institutions that are prepared to meet the training needs of industry and provide the talent required to succeed in the 21st century including Chicago State University, Olive-Harvey College, Richard J. Daley College, Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College, South Suburban College and Prairie State College.

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