A Site Selection Magazine analysis found that the Chicago area is the number one market in the country for corporations either expanding their offices or opening new ones. The same report ranked Illinois as the third state nationally.
Governor Quinn and Adam Pollet, director of the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, both see positive things to come for the region and the state.
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
In the wake of that study, Quinn also announced the mobile commerce firm Punchkick Interactive Inc. will expand its Chicago operation and create at least 60 new jobs in two years.
“Illinois is turning a corner,” said Adam Pollet, director of the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Pollet said the state is tackling tough issues, like pension reform, to create the type of predictable marketplace business leaders crave. They also want a skilled workforce and world-class transportation infrastructure that can be found in Illinois, he said.
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce will continue to support efforts to attract companies to the region, create jobs and foster economic development.
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