Rauner pushes nonprofit economic development organization

January 29, 2016

Effingham resident Jim Schultz is at the center of a plan to curb the loss of jobs and residents to other states that Gov. Bruce Rauner touted during his State of the State address on Wednesday.

Rauner said that the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and business stakeholders will collaborate to form a private, non-profit organization that he hopes will make Illinois more competitive.