Illinois Manufacturing Association Chief Warns Of Crisis
The head of Illinois' manufacturer's association says more jobs will leave the state until state government gets its house in order. Greg Basie, who head the Illinois Manufacturers' Association, spoke with "Argus Dispatch" and painted a grim picture. Baise says Illinois has lost more than 300-thousand manufacturing jobs since 2000. Baise says the Quad Cities has lost 20-percent of its manufacturing jobs in the same time frame. Baise the state needs to balance its budget, stop taxing businesses so much, and improve its business climate before it's too late.