Nebraska Recruiters Tempt Illinois Firms To Move

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Business recruiters from Nebraska are still trying to persuade Illinois businesses to either relocate to or expand in the Cornhusker state.

Numerous states have been targeting Illinois businesses this year because of recent tax increases there.

Illinois’ governor approved a plan in January to increase the state’s personal income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent and boost the corporate tax rate from 4.8 percent to 7 percent.

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce says a team of business recruiters went to Illinois in August and met with 89 business executives. The chamber’s Phil Phillips says the recruiters emphasized the stability, low operating costs and financial incentives available in Nebraska.

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  • Tanya Livingston

    Omaha is set your clock back 25 years. The City rolls up the carpet at 5:00 pm and the downtown is compeletly dead exept for the Old Market (a block or two) Remember this is the baffoon State that enacted a Safe Heaven law for children and forgot to put an age limit in the Statute. What happened next is that hundreds of older children including teen agers were dumped off at police stations and hospitals. One mope father got tired of taking care of his fourt older children, dumped his kids at the CU Med Center and once hie was free, shacked up with another woman and promptly got her pregnant.

  • bobby99

    Keep raising the taxes, Illinois leaders. That’s the way to attract business.. First though I suggest you bunch of —- take a look at California. Go to blog titled “The business Relocation Coach” Joseph Vranich lists the 129 companies that have left and why.

  • tom Sharp

    Long past time to impeach this nitwit governor of ours!

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