Kenall Manufacturing move latest evidence of need for change
GRAYSLAKE - Despite concerted efforts to keep Kenall Manufacturing in Illinois, the state simply wasn’t able to match the lucrative tax breaks offered by Wisconsin and the lighting company has announced it will move.
While disappointed in the decision, state Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) says it should prompt a review of state economic development policies, specifically those in areas bordering other states.
“We worked extremely hard to retain Kenall Manufacturing,” said Senator Bush. “But obviously Illinois needs better policies in place that allow communities on the state border to be competitive in business retention negotiations.”