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Chambers at Odds on Support

Chambers at Odds on Support

Two Illinois Republican governors have endorsed different candidates in the 102nd Illinois House race, and now the state chamber of commerce and the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce say they are supporting separate candidates in the same contest.

Former Gov. Jim Edgar is backing Ogden resident Jim Acklin in the race while current Gov. Bruce Rauner is solidly behind Shelbyville resident Brad Halbrook.

Now the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee is endorsing Halbrook for state representative.

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Guest commentary: Study Proves State Can Grow

Guest commentary: Study Proves State Can Grow

As 2014 came to a close, abandoned industrial sites, empty retail stores and vacant office space reminded Illinoisans of a state that failed to address obvious problems. Yet Illinois has so much to offer that could attract new jobs, if we would just get out of our own way. That’s what makes the findings of the new Illinois Chamber Foundation report on economic competitiveness so telling.

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The Illinois Chamber Foundation’s 2014 Economic Competitiveness Study

The Illinois Chamber Foundation’s 2014 Economic Competitiveness Study

The Illinois Chamber Foundation’s 2014 Economic Competitiveness Study, released today, puts Illinois in 39th place. What puts us there? What factors could be improved? See the news release under the “Communications” bar and report in the link above.

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India is Fast Emerging as the International Manufacturing Hub

India is Fast Emerging as the International Manufacturing Hub

Chicago Tribune: From the community: “India is Fast Emerging as the International Manufacturing Hub” Consensus among Global Players at a Seminar on “Make in India Week”, Hosted by Consulate General of India in Chicago

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