“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”
This kind of success and expansion would have been almost impossible to envision just a few years ago during the depths of the recession, plant spokesman Darren Copeland says.
U of I Flash Index rose slightly in July to 106.2.
In the St. Louis area, manufacturing made a strong showing in some sectors, especially in automotive and furniture.
The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 53.2 in January, up from 49.5 in December and 48.0 in November.
70% of St. Louis entrepreneurs will be hiring in 2012.
Will tout new report out Monday from commission of state business leaders.