Industry Clusters in McHenry County

Leading clusters in McHenry County indicate a diverse economy from manufacturing to professional services and biotechnology.  Medical products/devices and plastics manufacturing stand out.


Fall 2015 Labor Report: Click here to view the full report


2015 industry clusters



2015 industry clusters2


Clusters consist of a group of interdependent firms that are linked through the buyer-supplier relationship, share common resources and technologies, depend on similar labor pool and institutions, and rely on special infrastructure.


Cluster Analysis:

  • McHenry County has strengths in Advanced Materials, Biotech & Biomed, and Business & Financial Services
  • Important growth in Chemicals and Printing & Publishing
  • Data indicates growth in the strengths of current companies and specializations
  • EDC will continue to identify links and networks within clusters to firms, workforce, and education to build off current and new initiatives.

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