State touts new business marketing program

The Rauner administration announced a new data-driven push to encourage businesses to stay and expand in Illinois, and while it looks like the main focus will be downstate, it could bring jobs to a state that needs them everywhere.

Likening the effort to "a modern-age concierge service" for business, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Intersect Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner's new public-private economic development corporation, announced a new program called Core, which stands for Creating Opportunities for Retention and Expansion.