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18 May 2018

Rethink Transportation Infrastructure

It's time to rethink our transportation infrastructure advocacy efforts. Why? We know that Illinois is the transportation hub of America where waterways, interstates, railroads, pipelines, and global air travel meet. We know how important that is to the economic health of Illinois.

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15 May 2018

Enterprise zones are useful incentives, but change needed, some say

Business leaders have long criticized Illinois for being heavy on taxes and light on incentives for new businesses. One incentive many of them support is the state's enterprise zone program, which give tax breaks to companies in return for jobs, a strategy some want to see expanded.

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15 May 2018

IL STATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Illinois Chamber of Commerce Accepting Nominations for 10th Annual Edie Awards Highlighting Outstanding Economic Development Projects

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 10th Annual Economic Development in Illinois Awards – the Edies. The Edies honor outstanding economic development projects completed in the calendar year of 2017 that imagine, design, invest, build and bring jobs, growth and prosperity to Illinois communities.

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Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) was founded in Pittsburgh in 1989 by four individuals (three engineers and one geologist). Today, the firm has grown to 22 offices and more than 800 employees nationwide, of which more than half are shareholders in the firm. Their continuing growth stems from a commitment to client-first service and emphasis on three core business principles: Senior Leadership, Integrated Services, and Personal Business Relationships.

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