Improve our Business Climate

Business Climate

Jobs are leaving Illinois every day and along with that Illinois families. According to a United Van Lines report, Illinois ranks as the second worst state for outbound moves with New Jersey being the worst. Of the people leaving, about 72 percent are individuals making $100,000 or more annually, up from 67% in 2018.

People are leaving because they are tired of taxes and tired of the bad decisions of career politicians. We need to turn Illinois around by making Illinois a destination for jobs and opportunities which starts by implementing policies conducive to job growth.  


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  • Joan Miller
    commented 2020-01-31 11:01:50 -0600
    This is Joan Miller with C.C. Active Senior Republicans.
    I thought because of your farm background I would pick your brain about this. We have a 200 acre farm in Douglas County. We’ve been approached by a company called Tillable. I looked up their website which is pretty fancy – They are offering to lease our farm for quite a bit more than we are now getting. If we signed on, they would then put the land out for bids., and our current farmer would have to bid along with others. There is quite a difference in what they are offering, and what we’re getting now. I assume an interested farmer would have to offer more.
    My concern is, how is this company going to make money? They offer up-front payment to us, not sure what their deal with the farmer would be. I think if this catches on, the very least that might happen is all the farmers and landowners in the county would get riled. My level of skepticism is fearful of worse.
    I’m wondering if you’ve heard of this company. Is there someone in Illinois I might contact who would have information on this practice and/or this company?
    Any help you could give me would be appreciated, and if I haven’t told you lately – I appreciate everything you do every day in Springfield.
    Thank you, Joan