Rauner Moves Forward With Privately Funded Economic Development Agency

February 9, 2016

Governor Bruce Rauner says action he has taken without the General Assembly will help the state attract businesses and jobs.

A non-profit department will work within the state’s existing economic development agency, but will be funded with private money. 

“Every year, we’re going to set goals for how many companies we’re recruited, how many jobs we’ve brought from other states and other nations here to Illinois.  We’re going to measure and report on it on a constant basis,” he said.