Could a Massive Rebuild be the Road to Economic Expansion?
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Infrastructure being a key component of economic development, Illinois has launched a $45 billion, multi-year program to upgrade its roads, bridges, railways, schools and other state-owned facilities.
“Rebuild Illinois” is a pet project of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who says the program also will put some 540,000 people to work, making it what he calls “a job creation plan the likes of which our state has never seen.” The sprawling initiative was approved with unusual bi-partisan support by the notoriously combative Illinois legislature. It’s the state’s first capital spending plan in a decade.