Syngenta US setting down roots in Malta, Illinois

DCEDC would like to congratulate Syngenta US​ on the selection of a 90-acre site, situated in the Village of Malta. The site will be home to a 96,000 square foot Innovation and Customer Experience Center.

DCEDC appreciated the opportunity to work with this Global Company throughout the site selection and the enterprise zone application process. We are grateful to our DeKalb County Designating Units of Government and the Participating Units of Government for working closely and expeditiously with DCEDC on the necessary amendments to the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone for this new DeKalb County project to come to fruition.

We are proud to have a new company set up roots in DeKalb County. Business development adds jobs. This will also assist in increasing the county’s EAV.  Syngenta is the second largest project to be announced for DeKalb County, in 2020.

To read the article published by the Daily Herald, please click on the link-Syngenta to build Research Center in Malta, IL-DeKalb County

Syngenta US News

Syngenta announces plans for new Seeds R&D Innovation & Customer Experience Center in Northern Illinois

The world-class site will showcase leading seeds and digital technologies and spotlight Syngenta’s product development through on-farm collaboration with growers

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., USA, June 26, 2020  Syngenta announced today plans to build a new R&D Innovation and Customer Experience Center in the heart of the US Corn Belt.​​​​​​​
The 90-acre site will be located in Malta, Ill., DeKalb County, about one hour west of Syngenta’s global and North America Seeds offices in Downers Grove. The site was selected for its location, soil type, and accessibility, and will provide facilities for large-scale events and engagement with growers on corn and soybean technology and innovation.​​​​​​​
“This new site will enable us to accelerate our innovation in Seeds R&D while strengthening our focus on delivering new capabilities through investments in breeding and digital technologies,” said Trevor Hohls, Global Head Seeds Development. “This is a strong statement of our commitment to innovation and providing our scientists with the resources to bring the best products and technologies to solve the key problems that growers face.”

In addition to showcasing Syngenta’s leading technology and innovation, this new site will spotlight how Syngenta is transforming product development through on-farm collaboration with growers.

“I’m really excited about this strategic investment and how it will bring us even closer to the center of the US seeds market, as well as providing access to world-leading agriculture and digital talent in the Midwest,” said Justin Wolfe, Regional Director Seeds North America. “We’re committed to US farmers, and this site will allow us to collaborate even more with our customers.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​This investment builds on Syngenta’s continued commitment to Seeds R&D in the US. In addition to Syngenta’s global innovation center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the company opened a new $30 million Trait Conversion Accelerator in Nampa, Idaho last August.

Construction on the Northern Illinois site is expected to begin early next year with the site scheduled to open by the end of 2022. For more information about Syngenta’s innovation, visit Join the conversation online – connect with Syngenta at

About Syngenta 
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality, and safety of agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries, we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration, and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity, and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit and Follow us on Twitter at and

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Jason Sparks
Global Seeds Communications Lead

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