When a engineering design center gets opened in South Dakota and not expanded in Illinois, this tells you how unfriendly the Democrats and their union bosses have made Illinois for a company with worldwide headquarters here.
Of course if you didn’t see this covered by Dem-biased reporters and editors in Illinois, then you weren’t alone.
You can find the whole press release here.
Explaining how some commercial office space could be rented by now and hiring underway is the excerpt below. If CAT wanted to build their own facility, there would be construction jobs in place of an office space rental.
“The Black Hills Engineering Design Center will initially occupy 3,100 square feet of office space within the Black Hills Business Development Center in Rapid City and, when staffed at full capacity, will employ up to 100 people. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of the third quarter of 2010; hiring is planned to begin at that time and ramp up over a five-year period.”
Governor Pat Quinn and “Boss” Mike Madigan couldn’t care about these kind of jobs. They are lawyers and willing accomplices to the union bosses who run Dem politics in Illinois.
It’s their failure and one Dems’ Melissa Bean and Bill Foster can share for not putting in the effort to attract these thinking-type jobs to this area. All are so much more interested in keeping their own jobs than getting jobs for their constituents.
Local Dem Jack Franks couldn’t care about putting in the effort to land these jobs for Woodstock, where a Super Walmart now occupies the site of the former Morton research center. (Think about the difference is salary levels.)
You also may read about 600 new jobs at a new CAT plant in North Little Rock, AR.
That’s in addition to the new 500-person plant in Victoria, Texas.
Having union acolytes running the State’s Executive and Legislature branches, plus the U.S. Congress, is costing plenty of new jobs by companies already here in Illinois.
Have a happy Labor Day Weekend.