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Illinois Business, Agriculture Leaders Discuss International Trade

Illinois Business, Agriculture Leaders Discuss International Trade

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Gov. Rauner Talks of His Asian Trip in Search of New Jobs, and EDGE Tax Credit Expansion

Gov. Rauner Talks of His Asian Trip in Search of New Jobs, and EDGE Tax Credit Expansion

Chicago, September 18, 2017 ––  Gov Rauner said his trip to Asia was very successful, and that he had a number of great conversations with business leaders in Japan. He noted that more than 50,000 Illinois jobs are tied with trade with Japan. But when asked if he had received any firm commitments from Asian firms Read More >>

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“I think we can definitely be in the game” Todd Maisch on the possibility of Amazon’s new headquarters coming to Chicago

“I think we can definitely be in the game” Todd Maisch on the possibility of Amazon’s new headquarters coming to Chicago

Todd Maisch, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, joins Rick on the phone to discuss the state’s current business climate and the contest to get Amazon’s 2nd headquarters. Click here to listen more…

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Morning Spin: Rauner administration creating staff teams following summer shake-up

Morning Spin: Rauner administration creating staff teams following summer shake-up

Gov. Bruce Rauner‘s administration on Thursday announced it would start organizing its staff into groups of policy experts, the latest move in an office that went through a high-profile shake-up earlier this year. The first group will focus on economics. Rauner made Illinois’ economic health a key priority of his first-term agenda, but he’s spent much Read More >>

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After long delay, governor assumes role of Rauner the recruiter

After long delay, governor assumes role of Rauner the recruiter

Before Bruce Rauner was elected governor, he crisscrossed the state touting his business acumen and vowing to travel the world on his “own dime” to recruit companies and spur investment in Illinois. When then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched a campaign to poach companies from Illinois, Rauner said his fellow Republican was just “doing his job” Read More >>

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Why not Illinois?

Why not Illinois?

Amazon is at the point where whatever it does makes news – including announce it wants to build a second headquarters. Illinois, says one business leader, should have a better-than-average shot. Click here to read more…

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Rauner vetoes minimum wage increase

Rauner vetoes minimum wage increase

Rauner vetoes minimum wage increase

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Illinois Approves First Fracking Permit for New Albany Shale

Illinois Approves First Fracking Permit for New Albany Shale

Regulators in Illinois have approved the first permit to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the Illinois Basin. Last Thursday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management (OOGRM) awarded a permit to Woolsey Operating Co. LLC to conduct fracking operations at the Woodrow 1H-310408-193 well in White County. Read More >>

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