Trump can help save Chicago manufacturing jobs by taking on sugar tariffs

By Michael Lucci
12/04/2016
Chicago and Illinois have plenty of their own problems on the manufacturing front, with issues such as high property taxes and workers’ compensation costs driving production facilities to other states. But U.S. trade policy regarding sugar isn’t helping matters. For each one sugar growing and harvesting job saved through high U.S. sugar tariffs, nearly three confectionery manufacturing jobs are lost, according to the International Trade Administration.

TAGS: manufacturing, sugar tax, trade