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Military Economic Development Committee

The Military Economic Development Committee coordinates the State's activities and acts as a communications center for issues relating to current and former military bases in Illinois.

The Military Economic Development Committee's main responsibilities are as outlined by the Illinois General Assembly (20 ILCS 605/605-215):

  • Preserve, protect, expand, and attract new military missions, assets, and installations to Illinois.
  • Encourage defense related businesses to expand or relocate to Illinois. 
  • Identify emerging trends and support long-term viability of the military and defense industry in Illinois.
  • Assist Illinois communities who have been or could be impacted by Federal Base Realignment and Closure actions or other military realignments.
  • Serve as an information clearinghouse by providing military installation information and recommendations to enhance the military value of Illinois defense installations to the Governor, General Assembly, congressional delegation, and State and Federal Government officials.


Quality of Life Subcommittee

Focuses on improving quality of life for military service members, veterans, and military families across Illinois with an emphasis on healthcare, education, employment, and any other issues related to quality of life.

Base Proximate Economic Development Subcommittee

Works on issues impacting military bases and facilities across Illinois.

Cybersecurity and Defense Industrial Supply Chain Subcommittee

Explores issues related to cybersecurity, defense manufacturing, and supply chain which are impacting our state.

Annual Reports

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