Chosen for her extensive business, government and human services experience, former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger was named deputy governor today by Gov. Bruce Rauner in order to support conquering the state’s financial ordeals.
Under the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) auspices, Illinois’ Office of Trade and Investment has been awarded $850,000 in federal funding to promote small-business growth with an emphasis on expanding exports.
Manufacturing workers in Illinois suffered yet another blow this week when a major machinery manufacturer announced the layoffs of hundreds of workers in Illinois, an associate for a Chicago-based conservative think tank said in a recent article.
The Printing Plant in Carbondale celebrated the business’s new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the new site, 608 S. Illinois Ave., which is just across a parking lot from the business’s former location.
Regional entrepreneurs and startup owners can now prepare to
pitch professional plans to an expert panel during Southern Illinois University (SIU) Edwardsville’s 2016 Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC), a three-round business-plan competition scheduled to conclude in November.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed questionnaires to farmers on July 1 from its National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) Heartland
Regional Field Office, and the responses may help shape the quality of farming in the state.