Illinois Economy Posts Strong Fourth Quarter Growth

    Governor Pat Quinn announced that Illinois’ economy posted the strongest growth in the Midwest for September and October, and nearly 40,000 jobs in the last three months of 2013. Governor Quinn has initiated and supported numerous programs to bolster the economy, from increased investments in public works projects to a greater emphasis on job training. The Governor also has increased emphasis on attracting companies in high-growth sectors such as technology and health care, developed performance-based tax incentives for job creation, and fostered deeper connections between Illinois and international markets. Content supplied by Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.