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Pritzker to travel to London and Glasgow next week for economic development trip, climate change conference

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021

* Press release…

Governor JB Pritzker will travel to London and Glasgow to tout Illinois’ climate leadership and economic development opportunities from November 2 to November 9, 2021.

“Illinois is leading the Midwest on climate action and building a green energy economy and I am eager to tout our success abroad,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Our historic clean energy legislation, talented workforce, and role as a transportation hub for the nation makes our state a top destination for international companies looking to do business in the U.S. I look forward to visiting London and Glasgow to encourage companies to come to Illinois and promote the international action needed to combat the climate crisis.”

The Governor and top staff will arrive in London, England on Nov. 2 and spend two days meeting with business leaders, discussing Illinois’ economic development opportunities and prospects for investment within our burgeoning green economy.

On Nov. 5, the Illinois mission led by Gov. Pritzker will attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. The Governor will share how Illinois is becoming the leading state in the Midwest on climate action and clean energy. He’ll also urge other governments, business leaders, and organizations to take further action to combat the climate crisis.

More information on specific events will follow.

I’m told the two Democratic legislative leaders have been invited, but no decisions have been made as of today.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

23 Comments
  1. - Annonin' - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 11:24 am:

    How about arrangements for traveling press, bloggers et al?


  2. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 11:31 am:

    ===How about arrangements for…===

    This is a very important and critical question, also will golf be possible on an oft chance of a break in a morning or afternoon?

    To the post,

    Illinois is the 6th largest state, located in her borders is the 3rd largest city, 3rd largest media market in America, and global development while factoring in climate change is an important discussion that (whomever is the governor) Illinois’ governor should be attending.

    To be competitive and cutting edge, you first, like with anything, need to show up. It’s half the battle, showing up.

    It’s good for Illinois.


  3. - Wow - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 11:31 am:

    💰💰


  4. - Blue Dog - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 11:43 am:

    I wonder if the governor will stop off in India or China and cut a deal on that Illinois mined coal.


  5. - Back to the Future - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 11:53 am:

    Other than being an “Ego Trip” for Pritzker, I really don’t see the merit in this.


  6. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:08 pm:

    FWIW, lots of business execs are supposed to be at this summit. If Pritzker can attract some green companies to locate in Illinois then it could be more than an ego trip.


  7. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:12 pm:

    The ice age is coming, the sun’s zooming in
    Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin
    Engines stop running, but I have no fear
    ‘Cause London is drowning
    I live by the river


  8. - Soapbox Derby - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:16 pm:

    He probably can’t wait to tell world leaders that the Illinois Capitol complex is powered by coal, as is the entire capitol city.


  9. - Donnie Elgin - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:20 pm:

    “Glasgow”

    Best to have his policy wonks figure out if JB is a fan of Rangers F.C. or Celtic F.C ?


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:32 pm:

    === Vice President===

    “One election at a time”

    - Jack O’Malley, former governor of Illinois….


  11. - phocion - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:39 pm:

    Pretty sure Welch and Harmon will be in Tampa next week.


  12. - Huh? - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:39 pm:

    Wait, what? A governor talking up the State? Is he supposed to do that? /s


  13. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:40 pm:

    ===I really don’t see the merit in this.===

    I see you’ve never enjoyed haggis.


  14. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:40 pm:

    ===I really don’t see the merit in this===

    Is that you, Bruce?


  15. - Back to the Future - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:46 pm:

    Had to eat Haggis a lot growing up and absolutely am not a fan.
    Is that you Bruce?
    Ouch.


  16. - Pizza Man - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 12:57 pm:

    Is JB brushing up on his foreign policy bona fides? Future WH occupant?

    Other than that…not much bacon to bring home.


  17. - Cool Papa Bell - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 1:27 pm:

    ===I really don’t see the merit in this===

    Is that you, Bruce?

    / remembering Rauner going to China and Japan.


  18. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 1:30 pm:

    Does Intersect Illinois have a role in this trip?


  19. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 1:31 pm:

    ===going to China and Japan===

    That Japan trip was a joke. He just wandered around.


  20. - Back to the Future - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 1:32 pm:

    “Remember Rauner going to China and Japan”
    Yep
    Another waste of time and money on an Ego Trip.


  21. - Lt Guv - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 2:15 pm:

    First, the man is a billionaire. He can go to Scotland or anywhere else he desires at anytime. Any reason to head to Scotland is a good one. The subject of the conference only makes it more relevant.


  22. - Etown - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 4:36 pm:

    First trip overseas during his tenure and for a good reason

    Hope its successful


  23. - Coco - Wednesday, Oct 27, 21 @ 5:11 pm:

    I fully support Gov. Pritzker attempting to bring green jobs to Illinois. My only concern is southern Illinois being forgotten about. There are a lot of fossil fuel jobs here, and hundreds of families that depend on that industry. In the transition from fossil fuel to green energy, I hope Gov. Pritzker doesn’t forget about those who rely on those jobs that he is doing away with.


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