Due to its poor financial health and lagging economy, Illinois carries unique economic and fiscal risks from a prolonged market downturn or recession. The state must act now to mitigate harm from COVID-19.View Report
Despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker touting growth in “every major region,” Illinois shed jobs in three metropolitan areas and lagged the national average in seven more.
Robust growth in government spending has failed to yield similar results for Illinoisans’ incomes
Illinois job creation lagged the national median in nearly every sector.
Illinois’ uneven recovery reflects national trends, but also raises important questions about the state’s economic future ahead of a key tax hike vote.
Illinois has been ranked third-to-last for business friendliness in three straight surveys of CEOs.