* May 8, 2016…
If Gov. Bruce Rauner achieves the anti-union, pro-business reforms he has made the hallmark of his administration, he plans to travel the world to promote the state — and the first country he’ll visit will be Poland, he said Sunday. […]
“We are working hard in Springfield on reforms so we can grow our economy and get more value for taxpayers and fund our schools properly,” he said. “I hope soon we’ll have those reforms accomplished, and then I’m going to travel the world to create stronger ties with the people of Illinois with nations across the globe.”
Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s traveling to Germany and Poland next week to try to draw more companies to Illinois.
Rauner talked about the trip Wednesday during a question-and-answer session at an Illinois Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Springfield.
Rauner says Illinois is “expanding German investment in the state.” And he says Poland has been growing larger companies and “the No. 1 state where they should be investing when they come to the U.S. is Illinois.”
* Snark aside, I’m told the schedule for the Germany leg of that trip is brutal. Unlike his Asia trip, which looked like it was thrown together at the last minute by the since-ousted BTIA™, this one will feature lots of meetings. The governor told the Chamber yesterday that he hopes to make several announcements about companies moving jobs to or investing in Illinois.
So, good luck, Gov. Rauner. Get something done, please. Prost!