“I don’t want to shop there now because I always use a credit card,” a woman said outside the store Thursday.
Some insist Missouri made a positive impression on business leaders merely by trying to get Boeing to locate its 777X plant in the area.
“I talk to him regularly and every time I’m in his ear, ‘let’s get some things started’ because definitely our community needs it”
“I really think this is, the coming year, a good opportunity to take a step back and examine the tax code and the incentives in Illinois,” Gov. Quinn says.
Between 300 and 400 jobs are expected to be added, focusing on Systems Technology, Digital Aviation and Metallics and Fabrication.
“There’s absolutely no doubt that cold weather has hurt this past week,” Dave Overfelt with the Missouri Retailers Association says.
Lawmakers approved the incentive package during a one-week special session last week. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate by a vote of 23-8 and the House by a vote of 127-20.
The package not only supports statewide tax incentives approved Friday, totaling $1.7 billion, but also pledges another $1.8 billion.
The incentives will be a key part of Missouri’s bid for the Boeing 777X jetliner in a competition featuring more than a dozen states from coast to coast.
Senate Bill 1 unanimously passed out of the House Economic Development Committee 24-0 Thursday afternoon. The House Rules Committee later approved the plan.