Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and local and State organizations announced Wednesday that Kimberly-Clark, a multinational company that produces brands such as Kleenex and Huggies, plans to open a commercial center for North American consumer products in Chicago.
The new center, which will be located in the 1100 block of West Fulton Street in Chicago's Fulton Market area, is expected to offer more than 250 roles in marketing, sales, executive management and other functions, according to the city.
“Kimberly-Clark's decision to grow its presence here in our great city is a testament to the phenomenal talent of our residents and strength of our local economy," Lightfoot said in a city news release. "On behalf of Chicago, I am thrilled to welcome the Kimberly-Clark team and look forward to working closely with them to identify ways to both enhance their business and further our region's reputation as a hub for economic growth, innovation and opportunity."
The company has qualified for Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's EDGE incentive program, which supports companies that make large-scale capital investments.