An area including Chicago, Illinois
and it's suburbs
. This is but a partial list of the (many) IT
companies and institutions located in the area.
- US Robotics, headquarters located in Shaumburg, Illinois
- Bell Labs/Lucent Technology, located in Naperville, Illinois
- Motorola, thirteen offices in Arlington Heights, Illinois
- Tellabs, located in Naperville, Illinois, Lisle, Illinois, and Bolingbrook, Illinois
- Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois
In addition to the big ones, there are hundreds of smaller startups
and home businesses.
The title Silicon Prairie is not held without contention, though. Here are a few other cities that lay claim to the title.