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Illinois Pledges $1 Million to Spur Manufacturing

Illinois Pledges $1 Million to Spur Manufacturing

Tuesday, June 27, 2006
 
Illinois' top economic development official announced last Thursday (June 22) a $1-million initiative aimed at spurring growth in Chicago-area manufacturing. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity director Jack Lavin described the state’s Innovate Now! Program, which will be designed to work with mid- to-large-sized manufacturers. As part of the first phase, the department plans to provide $1 million to promote innovation in manufacturing through a series of meetings and forums beginning in August and including a Chicagoland Innovation Summit on Oct. 24.

 

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