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The Illinois Economy Needs CPR: Illinois Jobs Agenda 2012
written by MichaelEngelhardt, 1/5/12 9:02am
edited by MichaelEngelhardt, 3/21/12 10:22pm

Creating Prosperity Through Reform. Hear Gideon Blustein Present the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Talking Points

  Gideon Blustein  

Gideon Blustein, Executive Director

Illinois Chamber of CommerceInfrastucture Council 

Presents:

ILLINOIS JOBS AGENDA 2012 TALKING POINTS

The Illinois Economy needs CPR: Creating Prosperity through Reform 

ILLINOIS FACTOIDS

LACK OF JOB GROWTH

·         48th in Job Growth between 1999 and 2009

·         Unemployment Rate for December 2011 was 9.8%, 647,300 unemployed

HIGH BUSINESS COSTS

·         Corporate Income Tax Rate is 3rd highest among states

·         Workers’ Compensation Costs are 4th highest among the states

DIFFICULT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

·         Forbes Ranks Illinois 41st Best Place for Business

·         Rating Agencies Downgraded Illinois Credit Rating 9 Times in Last 3 Years

PENSION TIME BOMB

·         Pew Center Ranks Illinois 50th in Public Employee Pension Funding

We know this, you know this, now come hear what The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is doing about it!  

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