Schilling: "CAT's Decision Must Serve as a Wakeup Call" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:17

Washington, DC – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) released the following statement upon Caterpillar Inc.’s announcement that it will not be building its new North American plant in the state of Illinois:

“Caterpillar’s announcement, though certainly disappointing, is not at all surprising.  As a small business owner myself, I understand Caterpillar’s concerns about Illinois’ unfriendly business climate.  With nearly 10 percent of Illinoisans searching for work, we simply cannot afford any more missed opportunities.  If nothing else, this decision must serve as a wakeup call  for our state legislators.  Our state can fix this, but it is long past time to change course.  We need leaders in Springfield to speak out, guide our state out of this mess, and work to create an environment that invites companies to build their businesses here and hire the unemployed men and women of Illinois.”

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