Starting under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration, the Illinois Competitiveness Council is dedicating efforts to helping small businesses start, expand or stay in Illinois. The administration also is working to cut the red tape and make it easier for businesses to grow and thrive in Illinois, in part by reducing restrictions within the Illinois Code by 25%.
“Illinois is becoming a worse state to do business in all the time. Other businesses are leaving Illinois, which affects our customer base. We do business with the state of Illinois and they cannot pay their bills. This is shameful and embarrassing to say the least.”
“Illinois is on a death spiral due to unfunded pensions, too much political power concentrated in one person’s hands, unions with unfettered control over the state, highest real estate taxes in the country, and highest exodus from Illinois because of these issues!”
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.