CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of suburban business owners on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner is mostly hitting the right notes as he tries to move the state’s economy forward.
Bernard Glossy, president of Naperville-based Delta Dental, applauded Rauner’s aim to grow the Illinois economy out of its doldrums.
While the governor said foreign trade partners feel the state’s tax structure is their biggest concern, Glossy had an additional high priority.
“It’s partly the tax structure , but it’s also the ability to attract qualified talent to be able to continue to grow,” he said. “We’re a dental insurance company, and we need to get people that understand the basics of math, science, those types of things; so that we can continue to grow, and service the clients that we have in Illinois, and across the country.”
Rauner spoke at a business breakfast organized by the Choose DuPage economic development association, and others.
Ian Parr, president of CCS International, a construction and project management firm, said it was good to have a governor who wants to change things in Illinois.
“As a firm that’s been here 35 years, we do have offices in other parts of the country, and he’s correct, it’s more vibrant in other parts of the country,” he said. “But you can tell I’m from England, so this was my first choice as a place to live. I raise my family here.”