Jonathan Wallace's Statement on CAT's Decisions Print
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Written by Jonathan Wallace   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:33

Rock Island, IL...Recently Caterpillar Inc. turned down Silvis, Illinois for a plant location citing, "concerns about the business climate and overall fiscal health of the state of Illinois."* Jonathan Wallace, candidate for State Representative, released the following statement regarding Caterpillar's decision to rule out Illinois for future plants:


“First a tax increase, then a credit downgrade, and now a major job creator tells it like it is: Illinois has a toxic policy environment for job creation. We need to stymie the tide of failing business confidence by electing leaders who actively engage and cultivate the growth of business, small and large.


“We need to hold our elected officials in Springfield accountable for this loss. Another lost business opportunity can be added to State Rep. Pat Verschoore’s extensive record of poor policies. It’s time for a new era of leadership in Illinois for the sake of job creation and the next generation.”


*Caterpillar rules out Silvis and other Illinois sites for plant; reasons include business climate, Dispatch Argus, February 8, 2012.



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