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Pritzker Unveils Program to Attract Employers in High-Growth Industries

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on Monday unveiled a new program designed to attract investment to Illinois from companies that will expand the state’s foothold in high-growth industries. The Prime Sites program is a grant opportunity for companies proposing large scale development projects. 

This program will expand the state’s business attraction efforts, enabling an additional tool to attract companies considering expansion projects in Illinois and will help support job creation throughout Illinois, said DCEO. 

“With our skilled workforce, modern infrastructure, and unparalleled access to transportation and global markets, Illinois already is ripe for relocation, expansion, and retention of forward-thinking companies,” said Pritzker. “Our new Prime Sites program will further invite new investments from cutting-edge companies like those in the fields of renewable energy, quantum, technology, life sciences and many others expected to create thousands of well-paying jobs in the years ahead.” 


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