In its recent rankings of state-by-state corporate expansion and relocation projects, Site Selection Magazine has announced the State of Illinois had the second most qualified capital investment projects in the nation in 2022, and the fourth most projects per capita. Additionally, Chicago saw the most projects in metropolitan areas. Upon learning of the rankings, State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) issued the following statement:
“The Legislature’s historic and bipartisan investment in infrastructure has provided a framework for new investment in Illinois. These rankings are encouraging, and I hope it is a sign of even better things to come. I look forward to collaborative policy discussions on how we can continue to make gains in capital investment in Illinois.
“Illinois has so much to offer. We have a talented and highly-educated workforce, and Illinois is home to an extensive transportation system that includes far-reaching highway routes, vast waterways, and a widespread rail system. Illinois is also the home of dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Just think of the greatness that could be achieved if we adopted more business-friendly policies that fully support job creation and economic development.
“These rankings provide a glimmer of hope. If we can work together on policies that unleash the entrepreneurial spirit, the economic possibilities are limitless.”