Building An Economy that Works for Everyone

From raising the minimum wage to making historic investments in improving our roads and bridges, JB is strengthening our economy and fighting to put Illinois on sound fiscal footing. In just a short time in office, he’s already getting results that will benefit our state for decades to come.

Investing In Job Creation

  • Launched the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, the largest in state history, to rebuild roads, bridges, and schools while creating and supporting hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs
  • Cut taxes for 300,000 small businesses
  • Strengthened the Illinois Works Jobs Program by investing in community-based organizations to recruit diverse apprentices to work on the Rebuild Illinois capital program
  • Secured $1 billion investment in research centers of excellence focused on Illinois’ industries, located at the newly created Discovery Partners Institute
  • Created jobs in the innovation economy with public and private investments in new business incubators, artificial intelligence labs, and quantum research
  • Created new high-paying technology and construction jobs with a data center tax incentive program, as well as incentives for job creation on new construction and renovations in underserved communities
  • Positioned Illinois to be an electric vehicle technology hub in the Midwest by providing companies with competitive incentives

Helping Working Families

  • Raised the minimum wage to a living wage for all Illinois workers to give 1.4 million people a raise
  • Made college more affordable for Illinois students by expanding in-state scholarships and making more merit scholarships available for high-performing students
  • Prepared our children for the jobs of the future by expanding skills development and refocusing community college programs on the fastest growing industries

Making Illinois’ Economy Work For Everyone

  • Launched Connect Illinois to expand broadband internet access to the entire state
  • Created a  business loan fund to expand opportunities for minority business owners
  • Introduced a 5-year economic plan for Illinois to reinvigorate the state’s economy by focusing on the nation’s fastest growing industries
  • Created a business apprenticeship tax credit to encourage job growth and workforce development
  • Extended the film industry tax credit, creating and supporting thousands of entertainment industry jobs
  • Established annual reporting on corporate board diversity for public companies to encourage greater representation
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