Governor Rauner recently met with the United States Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to discuss opportunities available for growth in Illinois. The meeting was the first of five planned stops for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this month as part of their #LetsGrow Tour. The mission of the tour is to motivate lawmakers to make economic growth a priority.
Governor Rauner stated, “Illinois has the best people and the best location of any state in America. We need to grow the economy to ensure Illinois regains its place as the economic engine of the Midwest. By making changes to the current system to encourage innovation and job growth, we will be able to overcome our current challenges. As I told lawmakers in the State of the State Address this week, we are encouraged by the bipartisan discussions in the Senate and urge them to keep working aggressively to reach a compromise in order for Illinois to thrive.”
Illinois Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Todd Maisch said, “As surrounding states aggressively adopt pro-growth policies, it is essential for Illinois to keep pace. The Illinois Chamber is working for progress, especially for modern policies and regulatory structures, that will improve Illinois’ climate for investment and access to capital. We want an Illinois that can be recognized as a great place to do business and create jobs.”