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Local Lawmakers on Caterpillar Move

Last week Caterpillar announced they will be moving headquarters from Deerfield, Illinois to Texas and a couple of state lawmakers offer their opinions on the subject.

State Representative Dan Caulkins indicates the decision of Caterpillar to relocate creates a "public relations nightmare" for the state. He says companies like Cat and Boeing leaving the state sends the wrong message.

 

 

Caulkins fears once Caterpillar and other companies move their headquarters out of the state it will only make it easier for them to relocate manufacturing plants.

 

 

State Senator Chapin Rose feels this move should be a wake-up call to Gov. Pritzker and Illinois Democrats. He says corporations relocating headquarters out of Illinois are a blow to the state's economy.

 

 

Rose echoes Caulkins's sentiments regarding relocating headquarters only making it easier for companies to move their manufacturing. He would like to see more investments being made for plants to stay in Illinois.

 

 

Both lawmakers remind the public to vote in the upcoming primary election and general election in November if they are unhappy with the current political and economic climate of the state.

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