ILLINOIS — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker today released his administration’s 5-year plan to create an economy in Illinois that he says “works for everyone” in Illinois. Pritzker said earlier today that since taking office in January, his administration has already begun making strides toward growing our state’s economy after years of neglect and intransigence.
The 68-page report follows three priorities, according to the plan.
One is of laying the foundation for long-term growth, two is reducing the equity gap and three is attracting more workers and businesses to Illinois.
“Today I’m proud to release my administration’s 5-year plan to create an economy in Illinois that works for everyone”, Governor Pritzker said earlier today. “For the first time in nearly two decades, we’ve seen simultaneous strong job growth in every region of the state.”
Where in the past, Pritzker says sustainable and inclusive economic development has been elusive, instead he says he is committed to reinvigorating the most important foundational element of Illinois’ economy: our diverse and talented workforce.
“Underlying my vision is the fundamental principle of equity. No matter their zip code, every Illinoisan deserves economic opportunity. Where in the past sustainable and inclusive economic development has been elusive, instead I am committed to reinvigorating the most important foundational element of Illinois’ economy: our diverse and talented workforce.”
The economic plan outlines a vision to reinvigorate our economy and spur equitable growth. Governor Pritzker said his administration proposes an ambitious agenda that builds on the successes of his administration to reposition state government as a valuable partner to workers and businesses in Illinois.
Pritzker identifies “concentrated industry clusters” which he says are ripe for expansion. They include farming, energy, information technology, health care, manufacturing and transportation.